Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Once the wheels, engine, etc catch the rest of the bus goes quickly.
my last one burned up.. fire got started by a careless chevelle owner spilling gasoline in the shared indoor storage facility.. the fire lit some plastic wires or something under the rear bumper on fire.. (gasoline had run inder the bus).. the chevelle owners didnt realize I had 3 high capacity ABC's on my bus that couldve saved it and their car.. they panicked and tried to "beat out the fire " with their shirts..
the flames went on the outside of the bumper and broke a rear lower window.. and got the back seat on fire.. . I was told that the seat "BURST" into flames... which then melted and ignited the rear ceiling mounted Plastic air-conditioner unit... the heat from the fire melted anything I had in there and started to travel forward on the rubber floor... about the time it reach another seat(I only had a few seats in it) the fire dept got there.. they sprayed out the bus first as they felt it the highest risk to heavy damage of other vehicles or the building. then they put out the car... it took only minutes to get hot enough to melt out the rest of the seats.. the plastic window latches.. letting a lot of windows fall down.. giving the fire more air... being a short bus it left a massive coating of soot and grime on everything.. the defroster vents didnt melt... everything was wet and they cut all the main battery cables and smashed out the dash switch control panel to check for "extension" of the fire...
that bus was a little shortie and was registered as a "passenger vehicle" and insured as such... and state farm paid... that one was easy as it was registered as an '86' GMC Truck....
seems I cant do that now as state farm doesnt know what to do with "International" and 'carpenter'...