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Firefighters Smash Window To Save Child Trapped In Hot Car

Firefighters have managed to retrieve a child who was trapped in a locked vehicle by smashing one of the windows in Melbourne's north on Monday afternoon.

With temperatures reaching 34 degrees in Melbourne yesterday, there were fears for the child's life and so the Metropolitan Fire Brigade was called to the scene on Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo at 2:25pm.

An ambulance was called to the scene, however, thankfully the child was completely fine after being removed from the car.

"The child was sweating in the vehicle so firefighters have smashed the window to get the child out," said an MFB spokesman.

This comes after an eight-year-old-boy was found unconscious in the back of his mother's sweltering car earlier this month.

Parents are now being warned to never lock their children in the car, as temperatures inside a vehicle can reach more than double the outside air temperature within minutes and can climb even higher within Summer.

On average, four kids in Victoria are left in hot cars each day. 

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