The association is discouraging people from purchasing large quantities of hand sanitizer during the pandemic.
According to the Western Lakes Fire District, most hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which is flammable.
"Storing hand sanitizer in vehicles, especially in warmer temperatures, can increase the potential for ignition".
"With extended exposure to high temperatures, the alcohol in the hand sanitizer will eventually evaporate, causing it to lose its efficacy", they wrote. They also listed other sites where you can learn about fire safety and hand sanitizer.More news: 35 percent of coronavirus patients could be asymptomatic, CDC says
"In extreme heat, it can ignite due to its high alcohol content".
The fire department explained that most hand sanitisers were alcohol-based which is something to watch out for.
There have, however, been cases cited in medical journals - including one from 2011 of a health-care worker who was burned when she lit a cigarette after using hand sanitizer.
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The chief fire marshal in Lethbridge, a city in southern Alberta, added his voice to the warning Friday.
Wright is pleading with the public of the heightened risk of storing sanitizers in warm vehicles. Dallas firefighter Sherrie Wilson said that alcohol-based hand sanitizers release a vapor that may lead to an explosion in a confined space, such as a vehicle.
A good tip is to allow hand sanitizer to dry for about a minute before touching something else. It looks as if it was sacked upon from a shotgun from close range, but the damage was actually caused by a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Previous versions misspelled name as Yui.More news: Twitter has Fix for Unwanted Tweet Replies