Hot! Hot! Hot! Full Coverage and Photo Gallery

July 23, 2011 Updated Jul 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 23, 2011 Updated Jul 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

Western New York, (WKBW) With temperatures soaring in Western New York, people everywhere are trying to beat the heat.

Channel 7's Eyewitness News team was out and about finding out how people are trying to cool down.

Remember to stay hydrated, seek a cool place, check on pets, and elderly parents, neighbors, and friends...wear sunscreen, and take precautions to make sure you don't suffer from the effects of the heat.

The temperature has been turned up here in WNY--Send us your favorite hot summer photos and how your trying to stay cool!

Check out our photos from all over the area...as Western New York bakes this summer!

Photos from Canal fest, cooling centers, and Erie Basin Marina kick off our photo gallery.

Stay tuned for all your local weather forecasts and the exclusive Accuweather forecast on Channel 7.