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Old 3rd July 2019, 14:25   #616
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Spotted this totally burnt Ford Ecosport on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on 1st July. It had just been lifted from the place where it had got burnt, place of incident was about 200 meters from this place.

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This news appears to be of the same one, news link is in Hindi. Apparently the car caught fire while on move, the 2 occupants exited the car before it was destroyed. - https://www.amarujala.com/uttar-prad...-man-save-life

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Old 27th July 2019, 08:26   #617
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Driver Dies After SUV Catches Fire In Delhi

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A businessman was burnt to death yesterday at Rohini, Delhi as his XUV-500 caught fire. The police, as usual, is trying to put the blame on electrical modifications.

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We all want accessories like power windows, central locking and the now compulsory dangerous feature of auto locking when vehicle exceeds some set speed.

When cars get trapped in water logged places, catch fire etc. The first thing to fail are all these electrical gadgets, and they trap the occupants of the car inside.

Two years ago, when I had faced a rollover, the seat belt protected me, but then it was not ready to get released, or pulled from inertia release until a few bi standers straightened out my car, what if there was no one around, and I had remained trapped there.

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Old 26th August 2019, 15:01   #620
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Video from a tweet about a vehicle (Innova?) catching fire in ?Gujarat. Can't find any more details.


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Thanks to Neeraj R. Mehta for sending this image in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts this Team-BHP page!

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This incident happened om 01/09/2019 On NH 66 (Old NH 17). An ST bus was burning near Lonere (15 km before Mahad towards Mumbai). There were long traffic jams (about 40 km non-moving lines).

The fire had been controlled and all passengers had alighted. Everyone's luggage was burnt though. The local MLA compensated the passengers. Prelim theories suggest a short circuit in front compartment of the bus.
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Talk about the reasons why vehicles catch fire! This guy, as per news report, set his jeep on fire as it didn't start. Friend takes a video, more friends make a tik tok video by adding a song to it.

The owner was arrested for being reckless. This is a strange world we live in.



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A jeep owner and his friend were arrested in Rajkot for allegedly setting up their jeep on fire on September 2. The clip showing the vehicle being set afire was circulated on social media, including the video-sharing app TikTok.

In the video, a man clad in gold jewellery can be seen pouring petrol on his own jeep and then setting it ablaze by throwing a lit matchstick on the vehicle.

The police said, "Indrajitsinh Jadeja (33) allegedly set his jeep on fire at Kotharia road in Rajkot on September 2 and his friend Nimesh Gohel (28) was recording the act."

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CCTV footage of a bike catching fire when being filled up at a petrol bunk. The fire looks to be spontaneous - the rider seems to take money from his pocket (initially I thought it was a mobile phone) just before the fire starts. The employees quickly douse the fire with fire extinguishers. I can't make out if they stopped the petrol using the emergency stop button when this happened.

The employee filling the petrol has a fire extinguisher right next to his dispenser, but doesn't use it - probably panicked a little, but by then 2 other employees seemed to have grabbed fire extinguishers
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CCTV footage of a bike catching fire when being filled up at a petrol bunk. The fire looks to be spontaneous - the rider seems to take money from his pocket (initially I thought it was a mobile phone)

The employee filling the petrol has a fire extinguisher right next to his dispenser, but doesn't use it - probably panicked a little
That is a scary video. I think the biker placed his mobile phone close to the fuel dispenser. He is clearly throwing something that caught fire before jumping off the bike.

This video highlights the need for regular (monthly?) drills for all employees of fuel filling stations, to reduce panic and improve reaction times. Even the person who tried to extinguish the fire does not seem to have pointed the nozzle towards the base of the fire initially. It would be interesting to see the same video showing a minute before and after this video started/ended. That would have made the source of the fire and outcome of the fire fighting effort clearer.
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Thanks to Neeraj R Mehta for sending this video in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

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A Tata Nano caught fire near Rajaram bridge on Sinhagad Road, in Pune, on 11th Sept.
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Yesterday, saw this car burning near Japtap Dairy Chowk, Pune @1.00 AM.

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An autorickshaw and 12 two-wheelers were damaged after a man set the
vehicles ablaze during the wee hours of Sunday in the parking area of
Vighnaharta Society close to Dandekar bridge. A local resident had allegedly
found the man drinking alcohol in the parking area and raised an objection,
which led to the incident.
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Will Insurance company provide compensation in this scenario ?

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This is quite an adventurous fire incident in a truck in Assam (Barpeta Mandia road as per reports). The load on the truck catches fire. The trucker unfortunately does not have a fire extinguisher. So he parks next to a pond or a lake and the bystanders push it into the water to extinguish the flames.
I'm wondering if there was a better way to handle the situation.
Shouldn't all commercial vehicles have a fire extinguisher?
I probably need to get one for my car too.

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2020 Mahindra Scorpio test mule catches fire
Yikes! Now that is serious 'testing' to the limit. Hope everyone got out okay. Mahindra has bad luck with test mules. I remember at least two earlier ones that had crashed (here is one of them).
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Another incident of a bike catching fire at a petrol bunk. It was put before too much damage, but there was initial panic and some difficulty in getting the extinguisher working and aiming it correctly.
I'm not able to make out what caused the fire.

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