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Prevent Your Car from Going Up in Flames

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YAKIMA, Wash-100 car fires happen every year in Yakima.  We found out what you can do to prevent your car from going up in flames.

To avoid a fire, always get your car serviced when warning lights appear on your dashboard. 

But if your car is already on fire:

Pull over. 

If you can, roll up your windows and shut your door.

Call 911.

Use a multi-purpose fire extinguisher if you have one.

Spry the fire extinguisher on the grill of the car until the fire is out.

Do not open the hood of the car otherwise the fire will spread.

A fire extinguisher for your car can be found at any hardware store.  But sometimes it is better to let the firefighters fight the fire.