Water Bottle Safety

An Idaho Power employee was surprised to discover the water bottle in his truck was a fire hazard. How’s that? This short video shows how a water bottle can create a convex lens, similar to a magnifying glass, with the ability to focus the sun’s rays and cause a fire.

In this case, the employee was in the vehicle at the time and moved the bottle, eliminating further damage to the seat. But a bottle left unattended in the sun, especially near flammable materials, could be dangerous.

See the video on Idaho Power’s YouTube channel, and feel free to share.

Melissa Thom
Communication Specialist
mthom@idahopower.com
208-388-6634