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(KSL News) -- Neighbors came to the rescue of a Rose Park woman who was suffering from heat exhaustion.
Her swamp cooler had stopped working on her home near 1129 N. Capistrano, so she got up on the roof to try to fix it.
The intense heat made her ill, so her husband called 911, but neighbors were already helping out.
Capt. Mike Ashbridge, Salt Lake City Fire Dept.: "Two of the neighbors were on top of the roof giving her water and shading her with an umbrella which was a great thing to do."
The neighbors saw the woman stumbling on the roof, and got there just in time.
Steven Ely, Neighbor: "She was shaking and she says she was hot and dizzy..then right before I got on the roof she collapsed and fell down."
The woman burned her arms on the hot asphalt shingles, but other than that, she'll be okay.
Firefighters suggest calling a professional to fix your evaporative cooler, or work on it early in the morning before it gets so hot.