Debunked: Hand sanitizer will not cause a fire inside a car on a hot day
Updated: 8:45 a.m. on May 26, 2020
Leaving hand sanitizer in your vehicle on a hot day will not cause a fire, despite circulating claims from several reports online.
The National Fire Protection Association said in a YouTube video, for hand sanitizer to combust in a hot car, it would have to reach over 700 degrees Fahrenheit."
The Western Lakes Fire District shared a long post on their Facebook page, to clear up the misunderstanding.
Published: 8:25 a.m. on May 21, 2020
An article from Poynter says the whole thing is a hoax. The report says a car would need to reach an internal temperature above 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit) to cause hand sanitizer to combust.