Firefighters warn about leaving hand sanitizer in a hot car

Firefighters warn about leaving hand sanitizer in a hot car
Wisconsin fire department posts on Facebook about what can happen with hand sanitizer when it's left in a car. (Source: Western Lakes Fire Department Facebook page)

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (FOX19) - In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Western Lakes Fire District in Wisconsin detailed the unexpected results of leaving hand sanitizer in a hot car.

Let’s start today with a little education! We’ve chatted in the past about clear water bottles being kept in your...

Posted by Western Lakes Fire District on Thursday, May 21, 2020

In their post, they explain that most hand sanitizer is flammable due to its alcohol-based nature. Flammable liquids and direct sunlight can cause the bottle to explode.

Open flames like smoking and grilling can also lead to a disaster.

As more people are carrying around this liquid to protect themselves from COVID-19, the Western Lakes Fire District wants everyone to know how to be safe.

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