Henrico Fire reminds residents about hot car safety

Local News

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.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

StormTracker 8

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Local Events