On June 1, 2019, Marilyn Parker of WALB News 10 in Georgia wrote a very interesting news article about water bottles. She wrote an article explaining the dangers of leaving full water bottles in your car in direct sunlight. The plastic bottle and water work the same as a magnifying glass, turning sunlight into a direct beam that can cause a fire. This can happen even with you in the car.
This article is not the first article warning the public about this unforeseen danger. Many other news reporters, firefighters, and public safety spokespersons have spoken out about this danger. They recommend that you place your water bottles under your car seat, cover them up, or place them somewhere where they are not in direct sunlight. Vehicle fire extinguishers are available at your local hardware store. Fire extinguishers can save a life and property.