With summer rapidly approaching, firefighters are warning people to never leave clear plastic water bottles in a hot car.
It seems like the opposite thing you would hear as temperatures heat up, but officials have found that partially full plastic water bottles can actually pose a threat to you and your personal property.
Dioni Amuchastegui, a battery technician with the Idaho Power Company, was on his lunch break when he noticed smoke passing through the center console of his truck. To his surprise, the smoke was coming from nothing more than a bottle of water—the kind that we all have rolling around our vehicles at any given time.
“I looked over and noticed light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat on fire,” Amuchastegui recalled in a video on the company’s page.