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How hot does it get? Testing temps on a hot day

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Caitlin Rearden conducted some heat experiments Monday. Caitlin Rearden conducted some heat experiments Monday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

On this record breaking day of heat, KHQ's Caitlin Rearden armed herself with a thermal imaging camera (on loan from Spokane Fire Dept.) and a temperature sensor gun to conduct a few tests.

While at a playground around late morning we tested the equipment that children normally play on to see how hot it was at that point. The slides and swings were among the hottest with temperatures around 150 degrees.

That must be the why the playgrounds were abandoned for the splash pads.

Next, we turned to social media to see what viewers wanted to see tested. A lot of the responses centered around a car, so that is where we conducted our next heat experiment.

Many of those interior cars temperatures were well above 150 degrees, a very dangerous place to sit for any length of time or leave children and pets.

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