HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — With the summer heating-up, the Henrico County Division of Fire is reminding people across Central Virginia to double-check their backseats for children or pets before getting out of their cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said cars can warm up in a short amount of time. In 80-degree heat, the temperature inside a car can climb to 99-degrees within 10 minutes. In 30 minutes, the temperature rises to 114-degrees.
Firefighters reminded people to “look before you lock.” More information can be found here.