PHOENIX - Here in the desert it gets really hot outside and so does your car.
The temperature in a car can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes and 30 degrees in just 20 minutes.
If it's 105 degrees outside, that means it can reach 135 degrees inside a car in 20 minutes which feels like an oven.
A child left in a car accidentally will never stand a chance of survival with this kind of heat.
On average there are 38 hypothermia deaths of children in vehicles a year across the US. All of these deaths can be prevented. Here are a few simple tips from the Phoenix Fire Department to help prevent this kind of tragedy.
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