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Spokane, Washington – Man Injured in RV Fire

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Posted on December 17, 2019

Spokane, Washington (December 14, 2019) – A man sustained critical burn injuries when a fire broke out in his RV near the intersection of South Oak Street and West 2nd Avenue on Saturday evening. The man got his injuries while attempting to rescue his dog that was inside the vehicle, unfortunately the pet perished in the fire. The man was taken to the Sacred Heart Medical Center, but later transferred to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

According to the report from the Spokane Fire Department, the RV caught on fire after attempted engine repairs. Crews then responded to the scene of the fire and were able to successfully douse the fire after 7:30 p.m.

About Vehicle Fires

Vehicle 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.