Near Disaster Has Power Company Tech Warning Others to Never Leave Plastic Water Bottles in Car

Most people tend to recycle their empty plastic water bottles when they are finished with them, but what if they’re still full? Some people decide to just leave them in the car as they make a quick trip to the store, but what they don’t know is – it could be a threat to their lives.

An Idaho man recently learned the hard way that plastic water bottles left in the car not only takes up space in the vehicle, but can also do some heavy damage from sunny weather.

It turns out plastic bottles left in the car can act like light going through a magnifying glass – it can set fire.

It’s quite frightening to see that a seemingly innocent water bottle is able to do that much damage to your seats or floorboards.

In this short video below, an employee from Idaho Power shared his experiences where a plastic water bottle did just that.

Battery technician Dioni Amuchastegu was sitting in the work truck taking his lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from the corner of his eye.

Amuchastegu turned sideways and realized light was being refracted through a water bottle. The sun was intense and began to catch the passenger seat on fire.

“Light was just shining through the driver’s side window and shone right through (the water bottle) and burned those two spots in the seat right there.”

The two charred holes that happened from this occurrence is proof to everyone that this is possible and can happen.

Watch the warning video below of Idaho Power company warning others how a simple water bottle could do so much damage:

Safety Check: Water Bottle in a Hot Car

Did you know that on a hot day, a see through water bottle in your car has the potential to start a fire? Neither did Stations Battery Technician Dioni Amuchastegui.

Posted by Idaho Power on Thursday, July 13, 2017


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