Water bottles left in hot car may start fire

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(CNN) – First responders are issuing a water bottle warning as hot and humid temperatures strike the Northeast.

According to first responders, leaving a full plastic water bottle inside a hot car in direct sunlight could cause a fire in a few minutes.

Manlius Firefighter Jay Symonds says the water and plastic creates a magnifying effect, potentially setting upholstery or a piece of plastic on fire.

Water bottles should be stored in a trunk where it is out of direct sunlight.

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