Columbus works to beat the heat

Crew SC fans having a water gun fight before match (WBNS-10TV)

As the summer heats up, central Ohioans worked to stay cool in temperatures that continue to climb.

Fans tailgating for the Columbus Crew SC game stayed cool in a unique way.

“With 110-degree heat index it's difficult but we assume the only answer is a massive ton of water,” fan Morgan Hughes said.

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“We proved with ‘Save the Crew’ that we would stop at nothing to not just save our team but enjoy our team and here we are.”

Fans at Saturday’s game held a water gun fight to beat the heat before the game. The water fight was an idea that started on social media and fans say took off shortly after.

But the heat is causing issues across the city and first responders are issuing warnings.

“Even if you stay hydrated the heat is just that bad besides water you also need to replace the electrolytes,” Captain James Beckett with Grandview Fire Department said.