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DCS called after toddler treated for heat exposure

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Department of Children's Services was called to a Memphis apartment complex Friday after a toddler was treated for possible heat exposure.

It happened at the Camelot Manor apartments.  Police said a two-year-old was nearly struck by a car.

But they decided an evaluation was in order because no one knew exactly how long the toddler may have been outside, exposed to the heat.

"They should be in the cool at all time,” said grandparent Elaine Jones.  “And parents should be more responsible, and grandparents."

Elaine Jones showed us her latest grandchild, five month-old month old Kinsley.

“I'm proud of them," said Jones.

Jones and others said they never underestimate the potential dangers during the summer.

"Because kids can get very heated and it causes heat strokes and sickness and illness,” said parent Alicia Kyles.

Kyles said she always keep a close watch on her kids, ages one and two.

“I get them popsicles, water, and keep them in a cool environment," Kyles added.

Memphis police waited on Friday’s scene until the arrival of a Department of Children's Services worker who may conduct his or her own investigation.

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