Waukesha fair-goers, people in Milwaukee search for ways to stay cool

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013

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WAUKESHA - The extreme heat has led people looking for ways to stay cool.

Most are trying to avoid the heat, but Terry Cartwright is bringing it at the tractor pull at the Waukesha County Fair

“We are running in an excessive of 2,000 horse power and heat is horse power. So in this kind of weather, it gets kind of iffy for us,” said Cartwright.

No ifs, ands or buts about it, it’s a warm and muggy start to the Waukesha County Fair. 

People are trying to stay hydrated with their favorite choice of drink. Organizers say you can bring in your own bottled water.

“So as long as you take care of yourself adn hydrate, and maybe take a break if you take getting a little bit too warm, you’ll be able to have a good time at the fair,” said Shari Black, Executive Director of the Waukesha County Fair.

The fair runs through Sunday.

In Milwaukee, there’s too much water flowing for people trying to cool down at North 37th and West Nash Streets.

The city is discouraging people from illegally opening fire hydrants for a number of reasons, including safety.

“You are playing in the street, cars are coming past and they can’t see you because of the water pressure,” said Latoya Miller.  "Someone is going to get hit or there’s going to be a car accident.”