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Firefighters Help Elephants Cool off at Oakland Zoo

At least one of the elephants was enjoying the hose-down and the spotlight

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    The Oakland Zoo's African elephants got a nice break from the Bay Area heat and zoo visitors got a cool treat when Oakland firefighters turned on their hoses Thursday. (Published Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017)

    It's been hard to keep cool in the Bay Area this week. Especially if you weigh 6 tons.

    The Oakland Zoo's African elephants, however, got some help with a nice, cool shower Thursday, courtesy of the Oakland Fire Department.

    The crew at Station 28 got a pretty cool assignment when it was called upon to turn its hoses on wildlife instead of a wildfire.

    And zoo visitors got an entertaining show, as at least one of the elephants was enjoying the hose-down and the spotlight.

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    Temperatures in Oakland reached the mid-70s on Thursday, with unusually high humidity, while other areas of the East Bay reached the 90s and 100s.