the car fire in my driveway...  

Sorceror07 54M
6063 posts
12/5/2005 4:58 am

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the car fire in my driveway...

my roommate's been away for the past few weeks, she returned around 4am this morning banging on the doorbell frantically....waking me from a sound sleep. i jump out of bed and land at the front door, opening the door i'm hit with 35degrees of arctic chill... she says quite calmly considering the circumstances...

my car is on fire!!!

i look past her to her car and sure as shit, there's flames licking up from under the hood. now at this point i realize i'm in nothing but my boxer briefs *blush* and i'm hit by a rush of adrenaline... charge back into my bedroom, pull on my jeans, grab a bucket and run outside to fill it... wishing i had a hose, wishing i had a fire extinguisher (THAT will be remedied today)... after 2 buckets of water, i can see i'm getting nowhere fast... i turn to her and say calmly,

...please call 911 and stay inside.

the car is smoking like cheech and chong's van and the light from the fire under the hood throws an erie glare across the ground.... the paint on her car's hood catches fire, her engine compartment is roaring with flame...it's obvious to me this is WAY out of control and beyond my ability to fix. my car is parked next to hers... my 2003 Thunderbird... then i have a thought...

...what if her tank blows? OH SHIT!

i run back into the house... i tell her, this isn't good... go to the basement and outside onto the bottom deck (the farthest point from the danger) i get my car keys and run back outside... barefoot, just jeans on... i must have looked like a long haired heathan dancing against the flames... her car is an inferno now! she'd left her passenger side door open, slamming it shut as i run by clicking my remote for my car to unlock, i start up the 'bird, throw it in reverse and park it up the street 50 feet away... running back barefoot on cr-6 gravel that passes for my driveway, i scoop up her suitcase she'd left outside her once open passenger door... her front windshield shatters from the heat... i'm back inside.

i dial 911... the voice answers and i state the car is now a raging inferno and it's likely to blow up, the voice calmly says that they alredy have dispatched the fire company and they are on the way... i say good, hope they get here before it blows, and hang up.

i join her outside the bottom basement door, the whole house in between us and the burning car. it's been a total of 2 minutes, maybe 3 since i woke up... all we can do now is wait for the firemen to get here and put out the blaze... i can see the light from the fire from around the corner... it's intense, i can hear it's roar, smell the sooty smoke, that burning plastic smell, thick fumeing clouds of filthy cloging smoke. i hear more glass shattering.

i still cannot hear any fire trucks... all we can do is wait. i cannot help it... i have to see... the car was parked only 10 feet from my front porch... i walk up the hill along the side of my house and peek around the corner... my god! the car is a funeral pyre! ...and the siding on the front of my house is melting like a marshmellow in a campfire... hell, i can fix that easy enough, i'm more concerned with the car blowing up and starting a forest fire and taking out my house, the guys in the band would KILL me if all of our equiptment got wasted in a fire.

it takes the fire department 15 minutes to get here... at this point all the glass has blown out of the car, the tires have all popped, hub caps have melted and all but the trunk is engulfed in flames. the firemen know what to do... inside of 2 minutes the fire is extinguished and with no additional drama. her poor car is a total loss though.

thank god no one was hurt!



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_Safira 53F
11260 posts
12/5/2005 8:01 pm

Dear Metal God ~

WHICH boxer briefs??? *wicked grin*

Seriously ... I'm SOOO glad everyone is okay (especially the beloved 'Bird).

Remember ... I LIKE to clean.

*stay safe ... *besos*

Safira

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rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/5/2005 8:53 pm

I heard once that its harder to get a gas tank to blow then you think it would be. God that sounded perverted.


Sorceror07 54M

12/5/2005 9:19 pm

safira... the j&m black speedo boxer briefs... though i prefer the zacks reg boxer briefs with the vertical black and transparent stripes and the "pouch", thanks and yes me too!! oh, and i may take you up on that

st.lianna... i wish i'd have heard that, i'd have been a bit less apprehensive. perverted? well... that is always welcome... dirty minds think alike lol!

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tillerbabe 56F

12/9/2005 6:48 pm

15 minutes???? my GAWD! Where do you live? Our response time is under 4 minutes.....

FYI: Saint's right, The gas in the tank is too rich to "blow up"...kind of a "movie lie" -the fumes don't enter into their "explosive limit" that easily.
The thing you have to worry about is the tires exploding and hydraulics in the bumpers, hood or hatchback.

Yeah you should have an extinguisher...but when it's under the hood like that...you don't want to try and put it out yourself. Getting the hood open has to be done carefully and firefighters know how to do this with out hurting themselves or others, and usually it's impssible to dowithout the proper tools. Extinguishers are good if you have an interior car fir, and you should have at least one in the house, mounted in the kitchen.

Next time..(hopefully there won't be one..) Call 911 and go back inside the house. Nice work though!


Sorceror07 54M

12/9/2005 10:06 pm

    Quoting tillerbabe:
    15 minutes???? my GAWD! Where do you live? Our response time is under 4 minutes.....

    FYI: Saint's right, The gas in the tank is too rich to "blow up"...kind of a "movie lie" -the fumes don't enter into their "explosive limit" that easily.
    The thing you have to worry about is the tires exploding and hydraulics in the bumpers, hood or hatchback.

    Yeah you should have an extinguisher...but when it's under the hood like that...you don't want to try and put it out yourself. Getting the hood open has to be done carefully and firefighters know how to do this with out hurting themselves or others, and usually it's impssible to dowithout the proper tools. Extinguishers are good if you have an interior car fir, and you should have at least one in the house, mounted in the kitchen.

    Next time..(hopefully there won't be one..) Call 911 and go back inside the house. Nice work though!
i live in the armpit of southern maryland... out in the sticks lol! me, a city boy in the middle of nowhere! the development i'm in was once a summer get away for washington dc rich and shameless, the roads here are worse than you'd find in a summer camp... twist, turn, hills, dips and very narrow... takes 15 min to get from the gate to my house.... the fire department is close, but to get that truck in here, they really cant go more than like 20 mph.

they had the fire out in less than a minute though,... dropped 1000 gallons on it they said. and all those things you mentioned DID blow lol! one tire did survive in all.

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duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
12/18/2005 1:45 pm

wow, glad that no one was hurt. What type of damage was done to your house? What in the hell took the fire department so long to get there?

DustStormDiva


Sorceror07 54M

12/18/2005 10:12 pm

dusty: all the siding on the front of the house will need to be replaced... about a third of it melted off with the heat. 15 minutes is average response time out here... they are not all that far, but the roads are horrible.

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DominantRaven33 45F

2/27/2006 7:41 pm

THat is a great story. LOL


MzGoddessDomina 46F  
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1/27/2009 10:59 am

Wow..wild, I can't imagine though I have driven by several car fires in a day. Why do people insist on slowing down to see it (I had the same thought...the gas tank could blow). Glad you weren't hurt and the visual of you barefoot and running around like a mad man is now stuck in my psyche.

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