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Alisa Roberts, Tyler Roberts, 7, and Emma Roberts, 2, of Eagle Point, cool off at a spray station at the Jackson County Fair on Friday.

Cooling center opens in Ashland

With extreme heat rolling through Ashland, the city has organized an emergency shelter for those needing a relief.

The locations and schedules of the emergency shelter is as follows:

For Friday, July 13, from noon until 9 p.m. Pioneer Hall at 73 Winburn Way (across from Lithia Park;

On Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, the Community Center at 59 Winburn Way will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with help from Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland volunteers.

As the heat wave is expected to last through Monday and Tuesday of next week, the city is working with community partners to get spaces available for those days as well. An update for those days will be released upon confirmation of the shelter location and time.

According to the National Weather Service, today's high is forecast to be 96, followed by 97 on Saturday, 98 on Sunday, and 99 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, cooling to 93 on Thursday.

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