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Vehicles can catch fire for many reasons but mechanical and electrical are the most common reasons for a vehicle fire. If you see or smell smoke get out immediately and call 9-1-1. 

Prevent Car Fires
  • Having your vehicle service regularly by a mechanic can reduce the chance of a vehicle fire.
  • Gas cans and propane cylinders should never be transported in the passenger side of the vehicle. If you must transport gasoline or any flammable liquid keep in the trunk, only transfer small amounts at a time, make sure the gas can is sealed and open windows for ventilation.
  • To avoid an accident, drive according to road conditions and safety.
What to do if car catches fire
  • Pull over as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Get everyone out of the vehicle, never go back inside for any personal belongings.
  • Get everyone at least 100 feet from the burning vehicle.
  • CALL 9-1-1.
  • Remember most car fluids are flammable, any heat or sparks coming from a vehicle can become a quick ignition source. 

For more Car fire safety information and tips visit NFPA Car Fire