More than a dozen Cactus League fans treated Monday for heat illness

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Baseball fans were feeling the record-tying heat on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Baseball fans were feeling the record-tying heat on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The medical station at the Peoria Sports Complex treated 15 people on Monday afternoon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The medical station at the Peoria Sports Complex treated 15 people on Monday afternoon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Things which go hand-in-hand with a day at the ballpark like alcohol or soda often make the heat worse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Things which go hand-in-hand with a day at the ballpark like alcohol or soda often make the heat worse. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Firefighters suggest anyone sitting out in the sun should drink a bottle of water each half hour. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Firefighters suggest anyone sitting out in the sun should drink a bottle of water each half hour. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Baseball fans from several cities in the Midwest and Northeast are relieved to have escaped the cold and snow for a few days in the Arizona sun.

Some of them are apparently soaking up too much of the higher-than-normal heat around Phoenix.

Temperatures passed 90 degrees for the first time this year on Monday afternoon and tied a record.

Firefighters in Glendale treated two fans at Camelback Ranch for heat-related illnesses.

Meanwhile, the medical station at the Peoria Sports Complex treated 15 people on Monday afternoon. At least four of them were brought to the hospital to be treated for dehydration.

The fans were dizzy, nauseous, sweaty and dealing with cramps.

"Three hours in the sun and heat like this, and people are going to have problems especially out-of-towners whose bodies haven't acclimated to our weather," Tim Eiden of the Peoria Fire Department said.

"We saw the whole age range, from young to old. It can happen to anybody," he added.

Things which go hand-in-hand with a day at the ballpark often make the heat worse.

"Alcohol is going to dehydrate you. Things with caffeine will dehydrate you," Capt. Michael Young of the Glendale Fire Department said.

Firefighters suggest anyone sitting out in the sun should drink a bottle of water each half hour.

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