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S.F. Heat Wave Deadly

The Bay Area’s record-breaking heat wave eased slightly Monday after temperatures reached 99 in San Francisco on Sunday and even higher elsewhere.

The fourth day of sweltering temperatures drove smog readings to their highest level in a decade, gave a jump start to the summer fire season, cut power to thousands of homes and contributed to a variety of other problems.

The heat and pollution also created a major health hazard - a county coroner’s spokesman reported an unusually high number of natural deaths among the elderly over the hot weekend.

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