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of us are naturally afraid of fire—probably because we know too well what fire
can do if it's not controlled. Do you know what to do in the event of a fire
involving your vehicle?
of where the fire breaks out, the first order of business is to get the vehicle
safely stopped well off the road as quickly as you can.
call for police and fire department assistance, or get someone to call for you.
If there is any danger at all that the cargo might explode, stop all traffic and
clear the area for 2,000 feet. Leave the fire fighting to the fire
department—opening cargo doors might result in a dangerous flare-up.
fires are usually the result of extreme heat buildup. If possible use plenty of
water, thoroughly dousing the tire to cool it off. If water is not available,
use your dry chemical extinguisher or dirt. Be on the alert for the fire
starting up again.
in the engine compartment can result from electrical shorts or leaking fuel. Dry
chemical is the best possible extinguishing agent. If possible, disconnect one
of the battery cables to eliminate the possibility of further electrical
body fires can usually be easily controlled. If the fire might was caused by a
short, disconnect one battery cable. Use dry chemical or water to control the
fire. If fire spreads, let the fire department handle it.
there's any doubt at all about being able to control the fire, call the
emergency services quickly. Especially when fire threatens a fuel tank, don't
take chances—stop traffic and clear the area. Vehicles are
replaceable—people are not.
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