As residents try to manage the heat many state parks have been filled to capacity.
Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield were closed to new vehicles around 1 p.m.
Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield was filled to parking capacity shortly before 11 a.m.
Lover's Leap State Park in New Milford was also closed because of a brush fire.
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