When responding to vehicle fires:
Protect the scene so some clown doesn't drive into you or your members.
Chock the vehicle (the one on fire) wheels when appropriate-so it doesn't roll or drive off.
(watch the below videos) in case YOUR car fire has 02 cylinders in it, meth lap supplies, propane tanks-and other assorted goodies. Even if it doesn't, expect it to-and also remember the issues related to exploding bumpers, hood struts etc.
It's a vehicle fire. Don't get hurt. Put it out. Go home.
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE ABOVE VIDEOS?
A burning car exploded in Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, sending pieces of the car into the air.
Colorado Springs police said the car erupted in flames after it was rear-ended by another car on Highway 115 and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard.
Shortly after a fire truck arrived to put out the fire, the first explosion happened. A second, smaller explosion occurred shortly after that. The explosions were caused by oxygen canisters in the trunk of the burning car, police said.
The man whose car was rear-ended suffered injuries to his back. A realtive told 7NEWS he suffered a broken vertebrae.
The driver suspected of rear-ending the first car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Police identified him as Joshua Morgan. Two police cruisers and one Colorado Springs Fire Department fire truck were damaged during one of the explosions by flying debris. There were no injuries to emergency responders.