(CNN) – First responders are issuing a water bottle warning as hot and humid temperatures strike parts of the country.
According to first responders, leaving a full plastic water bottle inside a hot car in direct sunlight could cause a fire in a few minutes.
Jay Symonds from the Manlius Fire Department in upstate New York says the water and plastic creates a magnifying effect, potentially setting upholstery or a piece of plastic on fire.
Water bottles should be stored in a trunk where it is out of direct sunlight.
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Hot and mostly dry weekend across Tampa Bay; watching the tropics
- Tracking the Tropics: System has 70% chance of developing in or near Gulf of Mexico
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Another round of passing downpours today, lower rain chances this weekend
- Leigh’s runcast: Warmer-than-average temps make workouts feel harder
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Quick downpours expected again today
- Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Epsilon churning toward Bermuda