Idaho State Police reported a semi truck on fire on southbound I-15. All lanes of traffic were blocked due to the fire. The incident occurred near Century High School in Bannock County. The cause of the fire and as well as any injuries is unknown at this time.
How to Protect Yourself from a Vehicle Fire
Thankfully vehicle fires do not happen frequently. However, a vehicle fire can be a potentially deadly emergency. Here is what you can do to protect yourself from a vehicle fire.
The best way you can protect you and your loved ones in the vehicle is to prevent a fire from occurring in the first place. Regular car maintenance is the best way you can prevent a vehicle fire. The following are some warning signs to watch out for.
- Spilled oil under the hood left from an oil change.
- A blown fuses that occurs repeatedly.
- Fluid leaks under the vehicle.
- Loud sounds coming from the exhaust.
- Rapid changes in engine temperature, fuel level, or oil levels.
- Missing a cap from the oil filler.
- Broken or loose hoses.
If a Vehicle Catches Fire
In the event that the vehicle you are driving catches fire, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Find a safe to pull over and stop immediately.
- Turn off the engine.
- Get out! Remove yourself and all passengers out of the vehicle.
- Move far away from the vehicle and stay away.
- Call 9-1-1 to report the incident.
- Stay out of the way of moving traffic.
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