Hot, Hot, Hot / by Justin Merriman

 La'Neyah Ingram, 7, and Ki'Yelle Morris, 3, stay cool in a swimming pool from the high temperatures on Tuesday afternoon in Homewood. 

Izayah Bradshaw, 3, plays in the water at his grandmother's house in Homewood on Tuesday afternoon as temperatures reach the high 80's . 

 Mike Suska, a firefighter with East Liberty's Engine Company 8, cools off in a fire hydrant as firefighters extinguish a blaze in Morningside on Tuesday afternoon.

 Scott Walkowski of Millvale tosses his son, Ryan, 7, as his daughter, Lilly, 5, stands at his side as they cool off in the Allegheny River near Sharpsburg on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mason Erdeljac, 8, takes to the Allegheny River near Sharpsburg for some snorkeling on Tuesday afternoon as many head to the area's pools and rivers to cool off from the high temperatures.