The interior temperatures of a passenger compartment in the height of summer, while the vehicle is parked, can rise above 60°C. This can seriously affect certain objects that we leave inside the car and, in more serious cases, cause misfortune.
Don’t leave your glasses on the dashboard
Contrary to what is happening in Spain, with a fairly cool and rainy end of May and beginning of June, the United Kingdom has remained on alert due to unusual high temperatures who is suffering at this time of year.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
The sun has been strong but beware this can cause fire ⚠️
Earlier we attended a fire caused by sunglasses left on the dashboard.
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May 27, 2023 • 9:15 PM
in the county of Nottinghamshire en Inglaterra the catastrophe that you can see on these lines has occurred. The firefighting service in the area has alerted on social networks about the danger that leaving sunglasses on the dashboard can pose.
«The sun has been strong, but be careful not to start a fire. We attended a fire caused by sunglasses that were left on the dashboard. Be sure to keep reflective items out of direct sunlight.”
As usually happens in a large part of forest fires, the magnifying glass effect It can be the cause of your car being reduced to ashes. In the images that we have seen, it can be seen how the sunglasses, through the glass, acted as a solar funnel, channeling energy and heat, which causes a fire to start spontaneously when in contact with a flammable material. .
Beyond the dashboard, where the fire originated, the steering wheel was seriously damaged, the instrument panel and, most striking of the image, the windshield glass, due to the high temperature, began to melt leaving a large hole.
Danger to living beings
As we said, the The interior of the passenger compartment of a vehicle reaches a very high temperature when the outside temperature begins to rise. Being able to reach temperatures of more than 60ºC, these are higher than those outside, so it is not the best place to shelter.
When summer arrives, high temperatures cannot be tolerated, but in more than one oversight you leave your child in the car for a few minutes (with several real cases every summer) or your pet. There are more and more awareness campaigns and continuous warnings that you have to be aware of the risk of leaving them insideeven if they have a window down.