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Old 02-11-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Somebody had an awful day....

A friend of mine sent me this link. It is insurance salvage pool and as you can see there is not much left!
What do you think....Propane fire?

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Old 02-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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Maybe someone couldn't make the payments anymore. ... LP fires tend to involve an explosion. This looks like a fire that was never extinguished, possibly with intent. I hope nobody was hurt..
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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The flat iron skillet still looks good!
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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If you ever have a fire in your unit RUN. The odds you can put it out at all are slim and none. This can happen in less than five minutes.

I saw a Jeep do the same thing in a very very short time. The fire station was not even 1/4 mile away - and since the gas tank caught fire without exploding they let it burn rather than wash oil and gas into the rainwater system.

The propane tanks look intact - I'd guess a short circuit or an appliance leaking fuel to be as likely. Could be deliberate but I doubt it.


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Old 02-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #5
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Not sure, but it looks like the front of the tractor trailer (refer?) burned too. Quite a distance away. I would have thought a TV fire which would have been next to the front of the refer, but there's no crap on the ground. Or this is an insurance storage place and it is coincidence they both burned.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #6
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Not sure, but it looks like the front of the tractor trailer (refer?) burned too. Quite a distance away. I would have thought a TV fire which would have been next to the front of the refer, but there's no crap on the ground. Or this is an insurance storage place and it is coincidence they both burned.
Pretty sure this a storage lot for totaled vehicles..
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I didn't see the skillet - you made me go back and look closely. Even it looks a bit OVAL to me - rather than round. Cast iron is brittle to start with, heat that sucker up and drop a cold egg in it and it might crack into two or three pieces.

Odd to think they still have to go through the paces of offering it for salvage. Wonder how much a Hazmat crew will charge to dispose of the remains.

If that's a salvage lot how the hell did they move the thing and keep all of the ashes and load it onto/into a a flat bed? The frame is burned toast. I do see the smoke stains etc. on the truck though...

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If you ever have a fire in your unit RUN. The odds you can put it out at all are slim and none. This can happen in less than five minutes.
Travel trailers, RVs, Mobile homes will go up like a pile of match sticks in the speed in which they burn and they burn HOT.
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All I know is I'm glad it isn't our little Bambi!
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I didn't see the skillet - you made me go back and look closely. Even it looks a bit OVAL to me - rather than round. Cast iron is brittle to start with, heat that sucker up and drop a cold egg in it and it might crack into two or three pieces.

Odd to think they still have to go through the paces of offering it for salvage. Wonder how much a Hazmat crew will charge to dispose of the remains.

If that's a salvage lot how the hell did they move the thing and keep all of the ashes and load it onto/into a a flat bed? The frame is burned toast. I do see the smoke stains etc. on the truck though...

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That's exactly what made me think it burned in that spot. Heck maybe an arsonist created fuel leaks in the diesel reefer and the propane and burned everything on a lot?????

On the other hand, it is facing the wrong way...it had to come off a rollback. see the tire impressions in the gravel leading away from the rear of the AS?
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IMO I'd say the fire engulfed the trailer in the same position it was in the picture. There is a lot of ash around the rear of the trailer. I would imagine even a short journey on a rollback would blow a lot of those ashes that remained on the trailer away. It looks like it started near the curb side and spread. If it was in storage my money is on arson, somebody's ex perhaps...
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Come on. Easily repairable. Bit of duck tape, WD40 and a hammer any vintage air streamer would have this fixed in a jiffy...
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Come on. Easily repairable. Bit of duck tape, WD40 and a hammer any vintage air streamer would have this fixed in a jiffy...
lol, way to be an optimist!
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