A little girl has been rescued from a hot car at Engadine after she was locked inside.
On December 30 just after 1pm, firefighters were called to Cooper Street, where the toddler, age two, was alone in a small hatchback near a park.
Together with NSW Ambulance paramedics, they assessed the child for heat and stress-related symptoms.
Temperatures were expected to reach 30 degrees today. The next few days will be warmer, with a top of 30 degrees predicted for the rest of the week.
Acting Superintendent, Tim Hassiotis, from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), said the incident was as a timely reminder not to leave children or pets alone in vehicles, no matter how briefly.
"Even on a mild day, temperatures inside vehicles can reach dangerous, life-threatening levels very quickly," he said.
On a typical Australian summer's day, the temperature inside a parked car can be more than 30 degrees hotter than outside the car.
A child left in a parked car under those conditions for even a few minutes can very quickly become distressed and dehydrated.
People can be fined up to $22,000 for leaving an unattended child locked in a car.
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