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John Law, 10, plays in water spray while spending a short amount of time outside during summer camp at Inspiration Station in Spotsylvania County.
Soaring temperatures sent kids around the Fredericksburg region outside and close to cool water on Wednesday. With a heat index hovering near 100 degrees, it was the hottest-feeling day of the year so far. (Reza A. Marvashti / The Free Lance-Star)