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Old 07-06-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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MH fire

nasty. must have been a pretty remote location...
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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nasty. must have been a pretty remote location...
Looks like it started in the engine compartment.
This is why I carry a second much larger fire extinguisher in my trailer and another large one in my truck.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
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In a fire like that it's best to just get out and as far away as you can and let it burn rather than to try to put it out. I don't think there is enough fire extinguishers in any given state to put out a fire like that. I really hope everyone got out without injury.

Personally, I thought the music was in poor taste.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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Wow! Our biggest fear.
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Wow! Our biggest fear.
You can go to Kidde and have them install fire detection loops, fire computer, and auto discharge bottles. Cost around $100,000. for an airplane.
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We saw a mo/ho on fire in Montana; we were behind them but could not get enough speed
to warn them. Finally, a gutsy woman rancher pulled in front on them and locked her
brakes; they barely got out.
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The point at which the driver's side window blew out was when "flashover" occurred; the entire interior is hot enough to explode into flames at the same time.

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MH Fire

This is why you need an automated system for the engine compartment on a motorhome.
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I'm wondering why the fire dept took so long?
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the posts below the video explain the response of the fire dept - 15 miles away, all volunteer dept.

the moho was also "loaded" with ammunition (according to the video poster). i wonder if all those cars who drove by before the police arrived would have done so had they known that?
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I'm wondering why the fire dept took so long?
the video only runs about 4 minutes before the fire department arrived. that would be good time even in a populated setting.
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the video only runs about 4 minutes before the fire department arrived. that would be good time even in a populated setting.
it's not real time... the poster time lapsed much of it...
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ok, ty, that's what i get for skipping the middle and going to the end.
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The best that I can tell the fire took place on US 2, Stevens Pass, Washington. About 30 miles east of my home. The nearest town is about that 30 miles, so I don't imagine that fire response could have been quick at all.

A horrible situation that hopefully the occupants were able to escape.
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