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Never Leave Plastic Bottles In Your Car On A Hot Day. Here’s Why

During the hot summer months, it is important to stay hydrated. Many people carry around a plastic water bottle – it can be refilled and reused. A power company in Idaho is warning people that leaving plastic water bottles in the car for an extended period of time is a very bad idea.

In this clip, Idaho Power shows how a water bottle can actually start a fire in a car on a sunny day! Idaho Power posted the video after one of its employees nearly had a fire in his truck! Dioni Amuchastegu noticed smoke coming from his truck during lunch, the light refracting off the bottle was about to catch the seat on fire!

Take a look at this video

Who knew that this was possible? The clear bottle can focus the light, just like a magnifying glass. Please be careful out there and spread the word about this to your friends! Share away, people.