Cooling centers will open in Fresno at noon Thursday as the city’s forecasted high temperature is 105 degrees.
City officials said that number is the trigger for opening the centers – places where anyone can seek relief during a heat wave.
The centers will be open from noon to 8 p.m. The centers are:
- Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Ave.
- Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor Ave.
- Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Ave.
- Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.
- Romain Neighborhood Park, 745 N. First St.
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Fresno’s FAX bus system will provide free transportation for anyone who needs to get to a cooling center. Passengers should indicate to the driver that is why they are boarding.
Cooling centers also are open in Madera at these locations:
- Pan Am Community Center (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), 703 E. Sherwood Way
- Frank Bergon Senior Center (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), 238 South D Street
Visalia Transit Center also is open to people who need relief from the heat. Located at 425 E. Oak Ave., the center is open as a cooling center from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.