It was not long time ago when there’s an incident of a taxi caught in fire.
This is no ordinary scenario. If the driver and the passenger of a burning vehicle would survived without getting hurt, better. What if such tragedy would caused their lives?
Vehicle fire, except for the deliberate incidents like terrorism and other forms of sabotage, can be prevented if proper measures and maintenance were applied.
Since a motor vehicle contains flammable materials like gasoline and oil, and solid combustibles like hoses, it has a great tendency to explode. If there’s fuel leak, it will rapidly ignite.
Other sources of ignition would be the electrical devices (mostly short circuited), car batteries, hot exhaust systems and the modern car devices such as air bag detonators.
Most likely, accidental vehicle fires contained in the engine compartment and the passenger compartment is also protected from engine compartment fire thus it will give a chance to the driver and passengers to get out of the car.
I happened to witnessed a burning green BMW car in Edsa recently. The driver is a woman and with her is another lady and a child. Good thing that they were immediately went out of the vehicle without any hurt.
A BMW car engine was burned because of the alleged faulty wiring installation.