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Highway Vehicle Fires

Can you imagine the above image being your vehicle and the sight seen coming out of the mall? Base camp alone or with your family or friends? How about bursting into flames while driving down the highway or locally?

There are more than 170,000 highway vehicle fires a year in the United States alone every year. That breaks down to a little more than 19 vehicle fires an hour and accounting for 1 in every 8 calls local fire departments across the nation answer every day.

Most fires begin with problems in the engine, transmission or even wheel areas while not excluding faulty or defective other parts. Trucks and passenger cars account for 83% of all highway vehicle fires according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Vehicle fires kill an average of seven people every week along with causing 1,300 additional injuries while being responsible for over $1B in property damage. Still think it can’t happen to you?