LAPORTE COUNTY — This heat wave came just in time for the LaPorte County 4-H Fair, and it's causing problems for people and animals.
People showing animals at the fair are doing all they can to make sure their animals stay cool.
"They could die if you don't keep them cool," said 12-year-old Bailey Cummings, who shows cattle. "We run fans, blow them off, and wash them and stuff with cold water."
All of the animals at the fair are at risk in the heat. Jacky Masterson and her son lost two chickens because of the warm weather on Sunday. On Monday they were busy misting all of their birds to keep them cool.
"If they get too hot, we have the kids take them home. They're less stressed at home, but we try to come prepared and get ours all cooled down the best we can," Masterson said.
Paramedics who work the fair say while people are making sure their animals are staying cool, they also need to take care of themselves.
"These 4-H people are very devoted to their animals, they take extremely good care of them and sometimes we might overlook ourselves a little bit," Paramedic Ripley Ludlow said.
Ludlow says one person was treated for heat illness on Sunday. He says people should try to stay out of the sun and drink plenty of water.