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Ceres Man Dies From Heat

Bob Moffitt

The sun is forecast to beat down on the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley with no relief from 100-degree highs until next Thursday.

Bob Moffitt

(AP) The death announced yesterday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is the first reported fatality tied to California's weeklong heat wave.

A sheriff's statement says the man was found on the floor of his mobile home in Ceres south of Modesto on Tuesday night with a malfunctioning air conditioner blasting hot air at over 100 degrees.

An autopsy determined the cause was heat and other medical conditions.

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