Allie Marsinko, 5, of Connellsville, Pa., cools off by running through sprinklers on the Mall on Wednesday. Nice work, Allie’s parents. (By Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

It was just after 6 p.m. The temperature outside at that time was roughly 100 degrees. Inside the turned-off vehicle, it must’ve been what, 120? About 45 minutes later, sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell said, the man’s wife arrived and asked, “Where’s the baby?”

The 1-year-old child was still in the family vehicle. The baby was rushed to an urgent care center, and then to Prince William County Hospital, where it was determined that no physical harm had occurred. So far, no charges have been filed, though an investigation continues.

This, of course, brings to mind the ancient wisdom of the sages, who said:

DON’T LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE HOT CAR.

It also brings to mind the episode from Herndon a few years back, which did not have a happy ending, and which resulted in this Pulitzer Prize-winning article by The Post’s Gene Weingarten.

And the moral of that story, if you can’t read all the way to the end, was:

DON’T LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE HOT CAR.