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Woodinville, Washington – Person Found Dead After Car Fire, Explosion

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Posted on March 5, 2020

Woodinville, Washington (March 5, 2020) – A person was found dead inside a car that had exploded and caught on fire in a parking lot on the 15300 block of Redmond-Woodinville Road Northeast on Thursday morning. According to the article from KOMO News, crews found the victim after extinguishing the flames. No information has been released about the victim and major crimes investigators are responding to the incident.

Firefighters and deputies responded to the scene of the crime around 10:10 a.m. Crews found a fully-involved car fire on the scene. The cause and circumstances of the incident are yet to be reported.

About Car Fire

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this not the only time a fatality has been associated with a car accident. 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.

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Note: The article from KOMO News states that the scene of the accident was at the 15500 block, but the tweet from Woodinville Fire states that the location is the 15300 block.