Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Safety warning... water bottles left in your car, can become magnifying lenses, and possibly start a fire in your car or truck

In a test conducted by Oklahoma's Midwest City Fire Department, sunlight magnified by a water bottle reached 250 degrees, news channel KFOR reports. "The sunlight will come through, when it's filled with liquid, and act as a magnifying glass as you would with regular optics," said MCFD's David Richardson.

"It uses the liquid and the clear material to develop a focused beam and sure enough, it can actually cause a fire, a combustion," Richardson explained.



  1. happened to my grandfather in his 54 chevy
    with a glass one gallon jug

    when the seat upholstery caught fire and got hot, it shattered the glass and the water put out the fire,

    they came back from fishing all day and discovered the scorched rear seat and broken glass.