Fire Department Warns Against Leaving Hand Sanitizer In Your Car On Hot Days

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By The New ALT 105.3

A Wisconsin Fire Department has posted a warning to the public about the possibility of a fire being started by hand sanitizer on a hot day.

Noting that they've previously warned about clear watter bottles in hot cars they want to extend that warning when it comes to sanitizers as most are alcohol-based and therefore flammable.

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Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to magnification of light through the bottle and potentially cause a fire. They also shared this video to help explain the danger: