SPOKANE, Wash. -

A five-year-old boy is dead after he was found inside the trunk of a car in North Spokane.

Station 99 firefighters responded to a home off Country Homes Drive Wednesday around 6 p.m. When they arrived they say the boy was pulled from the trunk of a car where he was found.

Firefighters immediately started CPR because they couldn't find a pulse and the boy wasn't breathing. He was quickly transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say this may serve as a reminder if you own a car with a trunk made past the year 2002 there's a safety latch on the inside.

They say kids like to play in or around cars and you may want to show them the latch so if they do get stuck inside they have a way out.