Take hand sanitizer out of cars on warm days

Elias Hubbard
May 23, 2020

Firefighters in Wisconsin sent out a reminder to everyone that it can be potentially risky to leave clear plastic water bottles or hand sanitizer in your auto if they're exposed to direct sunlight during hot temperatures.

In the post, the fire department showed a burned-out vehicle door and explained that most hand sanitizers are alcohol-based and flammable. They also listed other sites where you can learn about fire safety and hand sanitizer.

The Western Lakes Fire District in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin posted a picture on social media showing the interior of a driver's side door burned and melted.

A Wisconsin fire department posted a photo of a destroyed vehicle door on its Facebook page.

Let's start today with a little education!

We've chatted in the past about clear water bottles being kept in your.

Knox County fire officials said they have had "no issues in the past" with people leaving hand sanitizer in their cars and said "no warnings had been issued". It looks as if it was sacked upon from a shotgun from close range, but the damage was actually caused by a small bottle of hand sanitizer.

In the post, the fire department included links to more information about flammable hand sanitizer and even a video on the subject.

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