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Old 30th May 2020, 18:23   #676
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Ford Ecosport caught fire at Malappuram district of Kerala, other details not known.

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Old 31st May 2020, 08:20   #677
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Doesn't the first photo show a couple of aux lights installed? Could be an electrical short in these that caused the fire.

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Old 1st June 2020, 09:03   #678
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Doesn't the first photo show a couple of aux lights installed?
I couldn't find any, am I missing something?
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Old 1st June 2020, 10:12   #679
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Saw this Linea on NH66. Location is near to Mulki, a town between Mangalore and Udupi.
Incident occurred last week, other details not known.
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What do they use while spraying vehicles to sanitise them on the road. This video of a bike catching fire is from social media and I have no information as to where and when it happened.

In addition to the above query, I have 2 more points to highlight.
1. Which part of the bike caught fire - was it near a fuel line or the hot exhaust?
2. They quickly accessed 2 fire extinguishers, but both could not be used - was it a lack of expertise or defective extinguishers.

Do share more info if you find it.
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Old 6th June 2020, 13:00   #681
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Ironically, this C class caught fire 50 metres away from the dealer. The front end is intact though. No sign of fire retardants or foam or anything. Looks like this happened at night and the car burnt itself out


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I have received a wats app forward stating cars which had a sanitizer kept in it and another which was recently sanitized caught fire in Mumbai.

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Can a sanitizer cause a fire if kept inside the glove box protected from the sun's heat ?
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Can a sanitizer cause a fire if kept inside the glove box protected from the sun's heat ?
In my opinion short circuit caused the fire and vapours of the sanitiser acted as catalyst(if we have to bring the sanitiser in the picture).
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A car caught fire near Kakinada, and was gone before firefighters arrived.



Looked like a Skoda from another video I received through whatsapp.

What is appalling in that video is that no attempt was made to douse the fire when it had started; some guys were merrily shooting videos.

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What is appalling in that video is that no attempt was made to douse the fire when it had started; some guys were merrily shooting videos.
Not trying to justify the action of the by-standers here.
Maybe at the very initial stages, there is a little chance of curbing the fire if there is a fire extinguisher around.
However, it is pretty dangerous to go anywhere near a vehicle on fire due to the chance of fuel exploding, apart from the searing heat.
Also any attempt to pour water over the fire will furter aggravate it causing the oil to splash and spread the fire.
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Having worked in the Petro Industry, we've been trained to suppress a fire within the first few seconds, to prevent it from getting bigger.

I think it boils down to poor sense of emergency preparedness - except in case someone is injured or has been knocked out, where people respond swiftly with at least some first aid, fire fighting awareness is just lacking.

Mobile cameras are now used not just to record for evidence, but also to shoot others' pain. I've seen countless such video forwards.
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