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Don’t Leave Hand Sanitizer In Your Car, It Could Catch Fire!

Can hand sanitizer combust from heat? Fact-checkers clarify firefighter warning

In a Facebook post showing a burned car door the Fire Department explained the dangers associated with hand sanitizer.

“By its nature, most hand sanitizer is alcohol-based and therefore flammable. Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun causing magnification of light through the bottle, and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend can lead to disaster,” the fire department wrote.