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Cooling shelter open this weekend

Update (12:28 p.m. 6/30): Cooling shelter open today& Sunday at KG Fire Company 1 8122 Kings Hwy 8-5pm

King George will open its cooling shelter later this week, in time for the next heat wave.

On Friday, the shelter will be open at the Citizens’ Center on State Route 3, across from the Food Lion shopping center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the weekend, those needing a cool place to stay can go to the Co. 1 headquarters of the King George Fire and Rescue Department, adjacent to the Citizens Center. Hours are also 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cold water will be available, but no food. Pets are not allowed.