The heat can kill. When temperatures outside reach 100 degrees, temperatures inside a car can get up to 138 degrees in 5 minutes and 150 degrees in 15 minutes. Here are ideas on how to reduce the risk of forgetting about a child or pet in a hot car.

For the second time in two days, Phoenix fire fighers are reporting that a baby has died after being left in a hot car.

According to Phoenix Fire Capt. Larry Subervi, firefighters were dispatched to the area of 28th Street and Broadway after a mother discovered her 1-year-old daughter in the car.

Initial reports, Subervi said, were that the girl had been in the car for about two hours. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Phoenix PD will conduct an investigation but initial indications are that this was accidental,” Subervi said in a news release.

On Friday afternoon, 7-month-old Zane Endress died after being left in a car in northeast Phoenix for about four hours, according to Phoenix police.

The boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time, police reported. 

Last year, there was at least one reported death of a child left in a vehicle in Maricopa County.

In October,  5-month-old Israel Sebastian Avila died after being left unattended in a car for about four hours.

The baby’s aunt and her boyfriend had been babysitting the child, according to Peoria police officials. They dropped the baby’s mother off at work and then returned home, reporting that they forgot the baby was in the car until they got back in the car to pick the mother up from work.

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