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CHICAGO - JULY 27: Bottles of Pepsi's Aquafina water sit on a shelf at a Walgreens store July 27, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Pepsi announced today that the labels on its Aquafina water will be changed to say the product is tap water. Coke admitted in 2004 that its Dasani water was tap water. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Here’s a warning for you on these hot summer days!

With overbearing heat for much of the country, this is a friendly reminder that leaving your water bottles in your car on a hot day can start a fire inside your car – if the conditions are right.

On a hot, summer day – like we’re experiencing right now – a full plastic bottle of water can act like a lens, focusing light into a high-energy beam that’s intense enough to start a fire. Much like holding a magnifying glass on a sunny day can start a fire, the filled bottle of water does the same thing.

Who knew!?