Sometimes vehicles catch fire suddenly. Statistics show that many vehicles all over the US are damaged due to sudden outbreak of fire. There can be various reasons behind such vehicle fire. While in some cases the source of fire is eminent in others it is not possible to understand the reason behind vehicular fire. Whatever may be the situation it is essential to investigate the real reason behind fire.
Reasons behind vehicular fire
Some of the common causes behind vehicular fire are
· Mechanical faults
· Improper maintenance
· Act of some unscrupulous person
Some people in order to obtain insurance money ignite their own vehicles. Sometimes there can be mechanical glitches or improper maintenance that may lead to fire. However, insurance companies are reluctant to pay money and confirm the reason before finally paying anything.
Insurance companies will find out reasons
Insurance companies will involve investigating officers for fire reconstruction. Today fire safety consultants can find out from the situation and damaged vehicle what is the reason behind such sudden outbreak of fire. Every vehicle possesses air bag from where information regarding its position when it catches fire can be collected. Airbags provide information about brakes, speed and others that helps in reconstructing accident. Forensic experts can recreate the vehicle’s computer graphics form where it can be understood what the underlying problem was. Some people avoid investigations saying the reason was obvious. Though the reason seems obvious it is vital to carry on the investigation as many facts are revealed in the process that are helpful for drivers as well as others in future.
Discovery of reasons may help
Once the reasons behind vehicle fire are determined, it may help people to adapt safety measure. If a particular fault leads to fire, the manufacturer will be alert from next time. The manufacturer can learn from this experience and try to create vehicles that will be safer. If the problem arise because of maintenance, the driver can be careful once aware about this report. Fire Investigation is essential and it is also important to know how to act once the vehicle catches fire.
What to do if vehicle catches fire
Never neglect if you see that some part of your vehicle is burning. It will be better if you try not to stop it and ran far away from the vehicle that is on fire. Inform the fire department and let them do their job. However, park the vehicle at a side road where traffic is not so much. Alert the passersby about the vehicle on fire.
About the Author-
Rob Baptist is a fire safety consultant who has numerous online blogs on vehicular fire. According to him there can be various reasons behind vehicular fire. It is essential to carry out fire investigation and find the real reason.