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Car catches fire on road
    2018-February-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A CAR caught fire on Xinzhou Road in Futian District at around 6:35 p.m. Tuesday. The fire was put out 15 minutes later and no casualties were reported, according to sznews.com.

A traffic police officer said the car was burning like a fireball with dense smoke belching out when he arrived at the scene.

The driver said he saw smoke coming out from under his car while he was driving. He didn’t know what to do, so he stopped the car and called the police and his insurance provider. Later the hood of the car caught fire, setting the whole car ablaze. All other vehicles on the road avoided getting close to the car as the fire was so large.

Traffic police cordoned off the car and helped maintain order after arriving at the scene. The fire was put out by firefighters at around 6:50 p.m., and no one got hurt. Traffic resumed at around 7:28 p.m. after the burnt car was removed from the road.

According to the report, there are many factors that could have caused a vehicle fire, such as a malfunction of the engine or brake, high temperatures on the road, aging circuits or tires, and illegal refits of the vehicle.

Drivers should pull over and call the police if their car starts to smoke. Stopping a car in the middle of the road is discouraged as it would cause traffic congestion and delay the arrival of fire engines. Drivers can use fire extinguishers or sandy soil to put out the fire, and they should wear gloves and turn away their face when opening the hood of the car.

Drivers are advised to look over their cars regularly before driving and make repairs if they find oil leaking from the tanks. Cigarette butts should also not be lit in the cars, and driving under a scorching sun for a long time should be avoided. (Zhang Yang, Zhi Dingli)

 

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