Dog Dies In Hot Car, Owner Charged

By: ABCNews
By: ABCNews

As the heat wave in Southern California continues Thursday, here's a warning about how hot it can get in your car.

A California driver is facing felony charges after leaving his dog in his car

The 150-pound Rottweiler died of heat exhaustion after being left in the car for nearly an hour. Investigators say temperatures inside the car may have been as hot as 120 degrees.

The dog's owner says he went inside his workplace to drop off something, but got distracted by a phone call. The owner is facing two felony counts of animal abuse.

It was over 100 degrees again in some areas in Southern California Thursday. The hot weather is creating extreme fire danger. A "red flag" warning has been issued until Saturday night because of winds and low humidity levels.

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