(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.
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