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24 kids have died from heat stroke in 2016

Posted at 11:49 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 00:00:37-04
According to health professionals, temperatures inside a car on an 80 degree day can hit nearly 100 degrees in just 10 minutes.
 
The hotter it is outside, the hotter it is inside a car. Still, leaving children or pets inside a car is a common occurrence across the U.S. 
 
So far this year, 24 kids have died due to heat stroke across the country. Recently, in Aurora, Colorado, firefighters rescued a little girl locked inside a hot car.
 
Firefighters say many times it's an honest mistake, but there are ways to prevent it.
 
"Putting your purse, putting your wallet in the back seat," said an Aurora Colorado firefighter. "It's something that you're always going to want to take with you, and it's going to make you look in the backseat again."
 
Luckily, the girl in Colorado wasn't hurt. If you see a child in a hot car unattended, you can break the window, and are protected from criminal liability so long as you act reasonably.