• Chicago Fire Department Jun 20, 2020

    Chicago Fire Department Issues Warning About Hand Sanitizer in Hot Cars

    As people try to keep their hands clean amid the coronavirus, the Chicago Fire Department warned the public Saturday of the dangers of carrying hand sanitizer in cars. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise to constantly keep hands and surfaces clean to prevent from the spread of COVID-19, CFD said leaving hand sanitizer in cars is a…

  • Waukegan Jun 20, 2020

    Waukegan Firefighters Warn Public After Hand Sanitizer Causes Car to Catch Fire

    One day after a bottle of hand sanitizer caused a family’s car to go up in flames in suburban Waukegan, the fire department is warning the public to keep bottles of hand sanitizer out of the sun during the summer heat. On Thursday, Juan Rodriguez and his family were preparing to go fishing when a neighbor noticed his car...

  • Waukegan Jun 18, 2020

    Hand Sanitizer Causes Vehicle Fire in Suburban Waukegan

    A small bottle of hand sanitizer left on a car’s dashboard caused the vehicle to catch fire Thursday in suburban Waukegan, according to the fire department. Fire officials stated that sunlight shining through the windshield onto the sanitizer was enough to cause the fire to ignite. The owner had been refilling the bottle with 80% alcohol sanitizer that was supplied…

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