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Water bottles left in car could start fires, officials warn

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Leaving water bottles in your vehicle could potentially start a fire. Fire officials are warning drivers about the danger. 

“It uses the liquid and the clear material to develop a focused beam and sure enough, it can actually cause a fire, a combustion,” said David Richardson of the Midwest Fire Department.

Sunlight magnified through a water bottle reached a temperature of 250 degrees when tested by the department.

Officials recommend keeping bottles of water out of your vehicle when not in use, KFOR reports

Watch the video below for more information. 

Safety Check: Water Bottle in a Hot Car

Did you know that on a hot day, a see through water bottle in your car has the potential to start a fire? Neither did Stations Battery Technician Dioni Amuchastegui.

Posted by Idaho Power on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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