Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
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Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher



I thought that I had properly maintained my 67 Ford, but the power steering hose burst in the early 70's. I was very glad that I had the extinguisher.
Also, In Kevin's case, he helped save someone else's car. Maybe you could save someone else.
As to weight, it is a few pounds.
Gary

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Rice 
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:53 pm
Subject: Re: [DML] Importance of a Fire Extinguisher
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> Isn't carrying around a fire extinguisher just unnecessary 
> weight? If you
> are properly maintaining your car, you shouldn't have to worry 
> about engine
> fires.
> -Steve Rice
> DMCToday.com
> #16510
> 
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM, wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> >
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