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The Western Lakes, Wis. Fire Department posted to Facebook a picture of a burned-out car door as it warned about the dangers of leaving hand sanitizer in vehicles on a hot days. (Source: Western Lakes Fire Dept. via Facebook)

An Oconomowoc, Wisconsin fire department is warning people about the dangers of leaving hand sanitizer in their vehicles on a hot day.

In a Facebook post showing a burned-out car door, the Western Lakes Fire District explains most hand sanitizers are alcohol-based, making them flammable.

“Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun, and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend can lead to disaster,” they stated.

The fire district also warned of the risks of leaving clear water bottles in cars on a warm day.

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