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  • ClubSmed 204 posts
    Cranzle 279 posts

    It’s got to be an electric vehicle.

    QwertyKnowsBest 301 posts

    It’s got to be an electric vehicle.

    The expertise on H4P is impressive, not only for flights but forensic fire investigation, all whilst still blazing and without a site visit.

    Tracey 230 posts

    It’s got to be an electric vehicle.

    Reported to be a diesel Land Rover. As for the fire spreading to adjacent cars, a tank full of combustible fuel or a battery???

    SamG 1,731 posts

    Airport is reopening now but drop off is in the mid/long stay car parks with the DART out of service too (replacement buses) so anyone flying should for sure allow extra time to reach the terminal

    Super Secret Stuff 372 posts

    It’s got to be an electric vehicle.

    Reported to be a diesel Land Rover. As for the fire spreading to adjacent cars, a tank full of combustible fuel or a battery???

    Firefighters seem to agree. As for the fire spreading so quickly, they blame how tightly packed the cars were (noting they believe electric cars helped spread it much quicker) and the roof collapsing, spreading it to another floor below.

    I’m no firefighting expert, but surely multi storey car parks should have a fire suppression system? Was it just inadequate?

    At least the DART didn’t get damaged

    Rui N. 888 posts

    It reportedly started on the top floor, so not unless there is a rain dance system in place hard to have sprinklers there.
    That said, the video that is circulating doesn’t seem to be on a top floor.

    It was a diesel Evoque, a car known for its propensity to catch fire despite multiple recalls to address the issue.
    EVs catch fire at much lower rates that ICE cars in any case (but when they burn, they burn, not much to be done about them).

    al_wiltshire 27 posts

    It’s got to be an electric vehicle.

    I am amazed by how many people seem to think that EVs just burst into flames randomly. Nobody takes the batteries out of their TV remote before they go on holiday, but they also seem to think that unattended batteries are ticking time bombs.

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