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Kingston, Washington – Fire Spotted Burning Near School Bus

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Posted on June 3, 2019

Kingston, Washington (May 31, 2019) – A burning piece of paper became cause for alarm after it was seen near a school bus shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday morning. Fortunately the vehicle involved did not catch on fire, and no one was reported injured in the incident. The fire caused some ferry departures to be canceled as it happened while the ferry was offloading passengers in Kingston.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident. There have been multiple reports on the fire, with one witness saying a man lit the paper on fire and put it into the bus gas tank, but the fire has been confirmed to be nowhere near the tank.

About Vehicle Fire

Fortunately, the vehicle involved did not catch on fire, but the dangers of a vehicle fire should never be underestimated. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the vehicle 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 vehicle 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 vehicle fires, it does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a it happens happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes, owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. For cars, there are some common causes for fire. 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.