Children and pets should never be left in the car

85 degrees: Takes 7 minutes for the interior to reach 100

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After two hot, humid, hazy days, western Massachusetts finally got a break Wednesday from the humidity. However, daytime high temperatures still reached mid to upper 80’s.

22News is working for you with a reminder to never leave your child, or your pet, in a hot car.

When it’s 75 degrees outside, the inside of your car will reach 100 degrees in just 10 minutes. When it’s 85 degrees, it takes about 7 minutes for the interior to reach 100.

One Springfield family told 22News they always leave their pet dog at home before running errands. Asia Stewart said, “It’s just too hot and we love our dog. He’s like my second child and my son’s best friend. So it’s just cruel to leave your animal in a car.”

Children and pets can suffer deadly heat stroke if their body temperatures rise to a dangerous level.

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