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

Always carry two in shiny chrome looks good too.

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On Jul 21, 2013, at 7:15 PM, Kevin Abato <delorean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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 startling
> sight 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 compartment
> on 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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