Drivers have been urged never to leave sunglasses on their vehicle’s dashboard after a car caught fire during hot weather.
Most of the UK has basked in sunshine over the past few days and experienced some of the warmest conditions of the year so far.
On Monday, Scotland was the warmest part of the UK with the mercury peaking at 22.8C in Tyndrum – the highest recorded temperature of the year so far.
Firefighters in Nottinghamshire were called after a vehicle went up in flames when a pair of sunglasses were left on its dashboard.
A shocking image shared by the local fire service showed the inside of the car melted and windscreen smashed and burnt.
The blaze in Nuthall on Saturday sparked firefighers to issue a warning to drivers during the sunny weather.
“The sun has been strong but beware this can cause fire,” a spokesperson said.
“Earlier we attended a fire caused by sunglasses left on the dashboard.
“Make sure you keep reflective objects out of direct sunlight.”
A fire engine from Stockhill was sent to extinguish the blaze at around 5.05pm.
Tuesday could be the hottest day of 2023 so far as the Met Office say temperatures are set to reach 25C in parts of Scotland.
UV levels are near their highest level now with burn times down to around 20-30 minutes and frequent reapplication of sun tan lotion is recommended, as well as seeking shade during the afternoons.