Suspected cold rain caused battery short circuit, more than two hundred scrapped cars deflagrated
by：Power Kingdom 2021-04-29
The old car caught fire for 2 minutes the night before, the temperature was only a dozen degrees Celsius, and the cold wind and slanting rain have not stopped. However, at 10 o'clock the night before, a fire broke out in a scrap car yard on Foluo Road, Chancheng. The reporter rushed to the scene after receiving the report at 12 o'clock in the morning yesterday. On Flo Road, the reporter saw that the water pipes of multiple fire trucks were connected together and stopped at the side of the road to connect the fire hydrant. The reporter learned that the fire was caused by a metal recycling company, and the place of the fire was in the waste cars piled up in the open air. An official from the factory said that these used cars are all scrapped vehicles, including cars, trucks, and yellow-label cars. There are more than 200 vehicles with three layers of 'Arhats.' At about 1:00 a.m. yesterday, the reporter boarded the 3rd floor of the staff dormitory near the fire point. It was clearly visible through the flashlight, and heavy smoke continued to float in front of him. It was not until 3 o'clock in the morning that the remaining small fires were completely extinguished. Mr. Ma, a citizen, was an early witness who discovered the fire. At 10 o'clock the night before, when Mr. Ma was passing by near Foluo Road, he saw a big fire in a factory building. Before reaching the door of the burning plant, Mr. Ma heard crackling noises coming from inside. 'The fire started in the truck pile. The fire was very bright and bright, and the exterior walls of the nearby staff dormitory buildings were illuminated red.' Mr. Ma said. Rescue: 120 firefighters and soldiers joined the battle. After the fire broke out, the firefighting department dispatched more than 20 fire trucks, and a total of 120 firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue. Long Yu, head of the Chancheng Fire Brigade, said that the core area of u200bu200bfire was about 600 square meters when the fire was at its strongest. At about 10:04 the night before, I received the alarm. Ten minutes later, the Chancheng Fire Fighting Squadron No. 1, No. 3 Squadron and Special Service Squadron rushed to the scene first. Because the fire hydrant was almost useless at the scene of the fire, the fire was located in the 'Car Arhat' and it was difficult to extinguish. The fire spread for a while, and then 3 squadrons including Guicheng reinforced it. At about 0:20 the next day, the fire was basically extinguished. After 3 o'clock in the morning, the remaining small fires were extinguished. The firefighter said that there were two indoor fire hydrants in the metal recycling company that caught fire, but they were almost useless due to the low water pressure. The two fire hydrants of a paper mill next door were completely eaten by rust. The firefighters had to go to Foluo Road, three to four hundred meters away, and use multiple fire trucks to relay water to extinguish the fire. 'It took a lot of time to find the water source. Besides, because it was a fire in the car pile, we couldn't get in at all. We could only shoot water outside.' said the fireman. Cause Suspected battery short circuit ignited residual oil Why does the waste car pile suddenly catch fire in the rainy day? A factory official who did not want to be named told reporters that it was rainwater that short-circuited the battery in the scrapped car, sparking sparks and igniting the remaining oil in the fuel tank, causing a fire. The factory personnel revealed that the first thing that burned up was a scrapped car. He said that due to the renovation of one river and two banks, the company's parking lot land was 3 acres smaller than before, and the car had to be stacked into three stories high. 'The accumulated vehicles have no time to remove the remaining oil in the batteries and fuel tanks. The key is that some vehicles still have oil stored in them. Rain short-circuits the batteries and the oil burns up.' He said. In addition, he also said that fortunately, the north wind was blowing at the time of the incident, otherwise the consequences may be more serious. 'There are more than a dozen yellow-label cars in the east, and about 3 meters to the east is the staff dormitory, and about 5 meters to the east is the chemical fiber factory. If the wind blows to the east at that time, the consequences will be unimaginable.' He said.