04-25-06
Hamilton Dr
Car Fire

At approximately 0200 hrs, a call came in about a car fire near a residence.   The chief was the first on the scene and advised a working fire.  The vehicle was a Ford Mustang convertible.  The owner had advised he had problems with the electrical system, so may have been cause of fire.  The vehicle was a total loss.  This is the first incident I have used my new Canon 30D.  I will have to continue to read the manual about the flash.

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Vehicle engulfed before fire truck arrived on scene.

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Moving around the car shows that it was a red vehicle.

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The ends of the vehicles were more involved in fire than the middle of the vehicle.

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The night was lit up by the fire.

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The attack on the vehicle begins.

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Fire is underneath as well as on top.

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The fire is systematically put out.  The engine compartment is being forced open.

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The interior of the vehicle is getting wet down.

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Into the smoke.  Good to have on an air pack. 

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Working on the rear end, it was found the truck opened from the back window.

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After getting it open, the fire is doused.

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The small hot spots are put out.

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The vehicle gives off steam.

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The possible ignition point of the fire.

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Fire chiefs check out the engine for possible starting point.

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