Phoenix Fire Department Warns Against Leaving Children, Pets in Vehicles

With temperatures approaching 110 degrees in the Valley of the Sun, it’s a good time to remind people not leave children and pets inside a car.

The Phoenix  Fire Department demonstrated with a large thermometer just how quickly the interior of a car heats up. The thermometer was placed inside a parked car. Within 10 minutes the temperature reached over 140 degrees. That could lead to serious injuries or even death for kids or pets left in a car.

Signs reminding people not to leave kids in the car “even for a few minutes,” are being posted at the entrances at QuikTrip stores in metro Phoenix, radio station KTAR reported June 6.

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