The White House press briefing was halted Tuesday after a reporter passed out in the room.

“We have an emergency,” someone in the crowd shouted.

“Hold on. Did somebody pass out?” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said as she paused the briefing.

Jean-Pierre walked to the back of the room to help before medical personnel arrived.

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Daily Caller reports:

The briefing remained postponed for over a minute until the reporter regained consciousness. Jean-Pierre then returned to the podium and confirmed there was a massive heat wave in the room, indicating the temperature caused the incident.

“You are correct. It is hot in here,” Jean-Pierre said in response to another reporter. “Um … I think we’re okay. I think we’re okay. And does anybody need water?”

The briefing resumed once the situation had been mitigated, allowing Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason to finish his question.

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Washington D.C. issued an extended heat emergency through Friday, with temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday.

Per Axios:

D.C. issued an extended heat emergency through Friday and activated cooling centers as a stifling heat wave settles in along the East Coast.

A heat dome is building in intensity across the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes. It is forecast to shift east-northeastward this week, and potentially peak at record intensity at this time of year for New England.

The National Weather Service forecasts highs in Washington at between 93°F to 99°F through Saturday, with the hottest temperatures arriving later this week.

It’s possible that some locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will see temperatures climb to or above 100°F late this week, given the computer model guidance, which has trended warmer in recent days.

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