Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher

I have been carrying an extinguisher in my cars since the early seventies. As it turned out, I almost put a car in a garage with a small fire under the hood in the apartment complex that I lived in. The cause of the fire was a burst power steering hose.
Just a quick note, regular insurance will pay for the repair or replacement of anything damaged in a fire, BUT WILL NOT PAY FOR WHAT CAUSES THE FIRE. My insurance would not pay for the repair to the power steering because that is what caused the fire. I don't know if collector insurance is the same.
One more thing, I was also told to carry a halon extinguisher for electrical fires.
Gary Masie

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Abato 
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:15 pm
Subject: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, DMA-Members@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> When I bought my car in 2001, I made sure to put a fire 
> extinguisher in it.
> You hear random stories of electrical or engine fires and how 
> important it
> is to be ready. You may or may not put one into your car and 
> always hope
> you will never encounter a situation where you might need it. 
> Today was
> NOT that day.
> On my way with several other Deloreans to do some volunteer 
> service giving
> rides to children with cancer at a special camp in NY State, a 
> startlingsight appeared in front of my eyes. The Delorean in 
> front of me rounded
> the corner and started the last stretch of road about ½ mile 
> from our
> destination. I instantly saw flames coming up from the engine 
> compartmenton his car! Unaware of what was happening due to a 
> visual obstruction on
> the back of his car I started to honk my horn, flash my lights, 
> and wave him
> over to the side of the road.
> Once stopped, I hopped out of my car, popped the bonnet and 
> grabbed my 12
> year old fire extinguisher. At the same time, another owner in 
> the car
> behind me did the same thing. As we ran to the car with the 
> fire, we both
> pulled the pin and sprayed the engine compartment. My 
> extinguisher worked,
> the other did not since it has accidentally discharged once before.
> The fire was quickly contained and only minor damage occurred to 
> the car.
> The root cause appeared to be a ruptured fuel line that spit gas 
> onto the
> engine and ignited into flames. A few hoses and wires were 
> melted, but the
> overall outcome was a happy one where nobody was hurt, and the 
> car was not
> heavily damaged. Thankfully we had something to extinguish the fire!
> It?s important to always keep a fire extinguisher in your car 
> and check it
> at least once per year. It?s a small investment that can save 
> you and
> your car!
> Kevin Abato
> Vin# 16680
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive