Spartanburg area emergency services, veterinarians warn current temps could be deadly in some cases

  • Source: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
  • Published: 07/30/2021 12:00 AM

Firefighters, doctors and veterinarians are warning that temperatures forecast for Friday could be deadly in certain situations, particularly for children left in hot cars. Even on days when high temperatures only reach 75 degrees or so, the inside of cars can reach roughly 105 degrees; on days when highs top out in the middle 90s — like they did Thursday and are forecast to do Friday — in-car temps can top 140 degrees. Firefighters say those temperatures can kill children left in hot cars. “There is a Good Samaritan Law in the State of South Carolina,” Westview Fairforest Fire Department Captain Joe Kennedy said, “that covers if a child is locked in a vehicle to rescue that child from that environment, if the owner cannot be found. South Carolina does have the good Samaritan law.”


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