How dangerous is a flaming car?
June 30, 2012 8:56 PM Subscribe
If a car becomes engulfed in flames, will it eventually explode like it does in the movies?
posted by gentian to travel & transportation (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I drove by a car fire the other day and now I'm wondering how much danger I was in. I saw it go from "flames licking around the tires" to "fully engulfed" in about ten seconds. Was the next step "explode like a bomb"? That's usually what happens on TV.
For what it's worth, I've been following the story in the local news and it appears that no one was seriously hurt.