A one-year-old boy has been freed from a sweltering hot car after he was locked inside as temperatures soared to 31 degrees.
Paramedics and firefighters were called to Derrimut Village Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s east to rescue the child.
Firefighters forced themselves into the vehicle using a wedge door kit and rescued the boy from the hot car, the Herald Sun reported.
He did not require any medical treatment.
As temperatures continue to soar, authorities continue to warn of the potentially fatal dangers of keeping kids in locked cars.
Temperatures can double within minutes and a child’s body temperature can rise up to five-times faster than an adults.
Five children were rescued from hot cars on January 4, when temperatures reached 42.6 degrees, the publication reported.