A Wisconsin fire department is warning people about the dangers of leaving hand sanitizer in their vehicles on a hot day.
Keeping hand sanitizer in your car during hot weather, and exposing it to the sun, could lead to disaster, the department says.
In a Facebook post showing a burned-out car door, the Western Lakes Fire District explained that most hand sanitizers are alcohol-based, which makes them flammable.
A fire could happen when direct sunlight causes a magnification of light through the bottle causing it to catch fire.
The fire district also warned of the risks of leaving clear water bottles in cars on a warm day.
For these tips and more, visit the fire department’s Facebook page.