A man was injured Tuesday in Santee when his car caught fire. Although the fire was extinguished by fire department crews, the man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor burns.
Would you know what to do if your car caught fire? We’ll talk about it in this issue.
Statistics tell us that vehicle fires account for about 13% of all fires in the U.S. (that’s not counting controlled fires, campfires, etc.). Each year, over 1,200 people are injured from vehicle fires, and damages from them are in excess of $1 billion.
There are a number of things that can spark a car fire, including:
What should I do if my car catches fire?
After the fire has been extinguished
Vehicle fires are common and deadly. If it happens to you, acting quickly and decisively can mean the difference the flames being put out quickly or the fire escalating rapidly, leading to injuries and further damage.
If your home or business is damaged or destroyed by fire, however, keep the home restoration experts at J&M Keystone in mind. The recovery, cleaning and restoration process after a home or business fire is usually a very involved one. While it may be tempting to “call a friend of a friend” who you might think is capable of doing the job, your best bet is to leverage the skills of a licensed professional.
You can reach us 24/7 by calling 800-368-2757.