Oklahoma's Heat Death Toll Mounts Despite Break From Heat

Monday, August 14th 2006, 3:44 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite some relief from thunderstorms, Oklahoma's heat wave continues and is being blamed for another death.

The state Medical Examiner's Office says 94-year-old Libra Burton of Ardmore died of heat-related causes on Friday. A neighbor found her dead on her back porch. Daytime highs in Ardmore reached 101 degrees on Friday.

Burton's death brings to 26 the number of people who have died of heat-related causes this year.