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Burien, Washington – One Person in Critical Condition After Fire that Broke Out at Auto Repair Shop

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Posted on January 12, 2020

Burien, Washington (January 11, 2020) – One person was reported to be in critical condition after a fire broke out in the Kansai Collision Center on the 15200 block of First Avenue South on Saturday morning. According to the report from KOMO News, the victim was an occupant in the shop and had to be rescued by responding firefighters. He was later taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Fortunately, no other injuries have been reported in the incident.

According tot he report, the fire occurred around 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. According to a statement from the chief of King County Fire District 2, the incident was a case of a car fire inside of a paint booth within the shop. A sprinkler system within the building was credited from preventing the fire from spreading and saving the building. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

About Car Fire

Car fires are a cause for alarm and can present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the car when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.

To minimize the risk of car fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of car fires, a fire does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a car fire happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes of car fires, car owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.