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Old 26th September 2020, 22:27   #691
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A PUC Omni Van caught on fire in AP. Could be caused due to short circuit in electricals like inverter, inverter battery, computer, printer or pollution control equipment.

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Not exactly a fire, but a Scorpio exploded in the night, people are suggesting that the cause of explosion is AC gas, is it true? Does AC gas explode if it is contained within the AC system of the car?

In later part of video, a mechanic demonstrated how AC gas cannot explode, he released AC gas from the AC cylinder (Floron cylinder) and switched on the lighter, nothing happened. Could be short circuit in that fateful Scorpio, but it should just catch fire, how did it blast is the question, may be someone did it on purpose?


Explosion in Car caught on camera in Gudur-Nellore district, AP

An explosion took place in one of the cars at Gudur in the Nellore district. According to some locals, the blast took place due to the leakage of AC gas. Some of the eyewitnesses said when the Car exploded, it blew up in the air for several feet. Due to the explosion, some cracks developed in the glasses of nearby houses.

However, Ibrahim, a mechanic, has ruled out the explosion due to AC gas leakage. The mechanic said that the AC gas is not at all responsible for any firing. He has defended his statement citing some examples and shared his forty years of experience in the mechanic field.



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Follow these steps if you're driving and a fire starts:

1.Signal, and immediately move to the closest safe place to stop, whether that's a side
lane or a median.
2.Stop the car and turn off the ignition.
3.Get every person out of the car, and don't allow anyone to go back to retrieve personal
items.
4.Move far from the burning vehicle to avoid the flames and toxic fumes—at least 100 feet
and also keep bystanders back.
5.Call the emergency services.
6.Alert oncoming traffic if possible.
7.It's generally not recommended that you try to put out the fire yourself. Opening the
hood or car doors increases the air supply and may accelerate the fire.
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A brand new Toyota Urban Cruiser caught fire in out tower block couple of days ago. It belongs to en elderly couple & had no additional accessories installed (except those at dealership). Even the polythene cover on seats weren't removed. The whole of bonnet it gutted, so is left (passenger side) front tyre & alloy.
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Kia Sonet catches fire in Matheran.
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Kia Sonet catches fire in Matheran.
I had seen this pic in FB, wondering why the bike wasnt moved

Or are they trying to get bike covered in insurance payout.

( or maybe the bike person stopped close to help, but on seeing the fire ran away)
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How many of these cases can be attributed to foreign objects in the engine bay? I have seen many people keeping tobacco leaves in the engine bay to deter rats, and though it is a proven method to keep rats away and something I also use, dry tobacco leaves next to a hot engine is just a disaster waiting to happen!

I have also seen cleaning rags being kept in the engine bay, and some people even have flower garlands!
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