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Photo gallery: Demonstration shows a parked car is no place for kids or pets

Murray firefighter John Tani uses a thermal imager to measure heat inside a parked car in Murray on Tuesday. Gene Baierschmidt, executive director of the Humane Society of Utah, sat in the car to demonstrate how quickly it can heat up and the danger it poses for a child or pet left inside. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise almost 20 degrees in just 10 minutes; in 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30 degrees. And after 60 minutes, the temperature in a vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature, putting children and pets at risk of serious illness and even death. And, the association warns, cracking the windows makes no difference.