The Valley is in the grip of excessive heat this week. The Phoenix Fire Department is reminding drivers to make sure that children or pets aren't left inside parked cars.
This is the deadliest month for hot car deaths. With temperatures this week forecast as high as 117 degrees, the interior of a car can spike to 150 degrees in about 5 minutes.
There have been 33 hot car deaths since 1998 in Arizona. The state ranks among the top five in the country for hot car deaths.