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Soaring temperatures contributed to at least 158 heat-related medical calls at the Los Angeles Rams-Seattle Seahawks game at the Memorial Coliseum, authorities said.

As the mercury topped 90 degrees with little shade, eleven people were taken to hospitals by city fire paramedics by the end of the game, according to fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

Six others declined hospitalization at the Los Angeles Rams first game at the Coliseum since 1974, she said.

None of the affected people were in serious condition, LAFD Batallion Chief Ellsworth Fortman said.

Fortman said the people who suffered heat-related injuries “were basically people who are susceptible to heat illnesses,” who he described as “generally people that are elderly, or real young or consumed a lot of alcohol.”

Fortman estimated there were more than 80,000 people at the Coliseum, so having 11 people taken to hospitals was “not really” a large amount.

A total of 48 patients had been treated at the Coliseum by city fire paramedics, Stewart said

The private ambulance service AMR also treated at least 110 people, mostly for heat-related problems. Of those, three people went to hospitals, none for issues considered critical, according to Stewart.

Game time temperature was close to 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

One person was arrested and one arrest was made inside the Coliseum, LAPD Deputy Chief William Scott said.

Sunday’s game was the first NFL regular season contest at the Coliseum since 1994.

The Rams defeated the Seahawks, 9-3.

—City News Service

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