Lansing: Firefighters warn of the dangers of leaving plastic water bottles in hot cars

  • Source: WSYM-TV FOX 47 Lansing
  • Published: 07/18/2019 02:59 AM

Firefighters are warning people to not leave plastic water bottles in cars during extreme heat. They say leaving a plastic bottle of water in a hot car in direct sunlight can start a fire in just minutes. In order for that to open, firefighters say the bottle would have to be full. Then, the water and plastic could create a magnifying effect, which could essentially set the inside of the vehicle or a piece of plastic on fire. Firefighters suggest putting bottled water in the trunk instead if it has to be kept in the vehicle.


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