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On Car Fires and Calling 911

Friday, August 31, 2007
It's not every day that you get to see a car combusting, but this is the second one in roughly three weeks! I happened to be headed up 12th & Center in Salem last night and, strangely, there was a car sitting in the middle of the road, quite on fire. Well, after calling 911, stopping, and checking to make sure no one was in the vehicle (I felt like a good citizen) I took this video when the fire truck showed up.

Good times, good times. Strange that, with nobody in the vehicle, I didn't see anyone standing around with a "Hey, look at those flames coming out of my Thunderbird" look on their face.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago my husband and I were coming back from Seattle and watched an old station wagon struggling to pull an equally old trailer. The driver was weaving all over the place and we both commented that it didn't look safe. We speeded on ahead to get out of his way and quickly forgot all about it. After stopping at a mall for some shopping, we got back on the freeway and quickly got caught in a traffic standstill. When we caught up to the root of the problem, we were amazed to see a huge ball of flames in the middle of the highway and were stunned when we saw it was the same car and trailer we had spotted about 45 minutes before. Firefighters were on scene trying to douse the flames and the driver, an old crotchety looking guy, was standing there watching it all. Quite a scene. I don't think anyone was hurt.

10:46 AM, August 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Water does quite the number on... fire. I'll have to remember that little trick.


12:39 PM, August 31, 2007  
Blogger Julien Chambers said...

You know, between this and the excitement at that party you went to I'm starting to reevaluate my opinion of Salem. Who knew it was such an exciting place?

3:29 PM, August 31, 2007  
Blogger The Infinite Jester said...

I second Julien. Salem has become a warzone since you moved there.

7:03 AM, September 04, 2007  

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