The U.S. Fire administration reported about 223,000 vehicular fires in 2019, accounting for over 15% of all fires in the US. Lebanon Fire Chief Sam Schneider says the best way to prevent these fires is consistent maintenance and care.
If you find yourself involved in a vehicle fire, the US Fire administration says to get yourself and all others out and safely away from the vehicle. Never attempt to get back into the vehicle to retrieve personal property. Call your fire department at 911 or your local emergency telephone number.