6 People Die From Heat-Related Illnesses During Bay Area Heat Wave

Six people died from heat-related illnesses amid a record-breaking hot spell that roasted the Bay Area over the Labor Day weekend, officials say.

Those who died were seniors, mostly in their late 70s, 80s and 90s, and nearly all were found in their Bay Area homes, according to coroner’s officials in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

“Advanced age groups living independently within the city are the most vulnerable,” Christopher Wirowek, a spokesman for San Francisco’s medical...

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