Multiple treated for “heat related illness” at United House of Prayer event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several people were treated for “heat related illness” during the United House of Prayer Parade Saturday, according to DC Fire and EMS.

During Saturday’s United House of Prayer Memorial Day Parade, several people had to be treated for heat related illnesses. The incident occurred around 7th and M Streets, Northwest. Six people were transported to a local hospital but were classified as non-critical. Over thirty people were treated and released on the scene.

According to a DC Fire and EMS official, they sent out their mass casualty resources. However, when they arrived on the scene, they realized it was not necessary. Officials believe that the hot weather, as well as heavy clothing including band uniforms, might have contributed to the increase in heat related illness at the event.