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North Bend, Washington – Car Catches on Fire at Interstate 90

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Posted on December 8, 2019

North Bend, Washington (December 5, 2019) – A car caught on fire while being driven on the Interstate 90 in Thursday morning. Fortunately the driver was able to pull over the vehicle at the side of the road and was able to safely escape the fire. A dog was also rescued from the burning vehicle through the efforts of the deputies of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, who pulled over to help. No injuries were injured in the incident. However, the car was a total loss following the accident.

According to the report, the driver was heading to Oklahoma when her car caught on fire. Fortunately, around the same time deputies who were en route to Yakima noticed the fire and offered their assistance. The deputies reported that the car was fully engulfed by flames in the incident. The cause of the fire has not yet been reported.

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.