Electric vehicle fires are a firefighter’s worst nightmare, a first responder explains in a new YouTube upload.
Detailing how EV fires are extremely difficult to extinguish – and can re-ignite despite being put out – the Fire Department Chronicles YouTube channel claims new fire extinguisher technology specifically made for EV fires are a good idea.
“The average car fire burns around 1,500 degrees or so. It takes about a thousand gallons to put out on a bad car fire,” the content creator explains.
Meanwhile, “Electric car fires are burning upwards of 5,000 degrees and can take up to 40,000 gallons of water to put out.”
“In fact,” he adds, “some of them had to have been submerged in water for up to 30 days to actually put them out and sometimes self-igniting up to three times before they’re extinguished forever.”
“So whatever the hell they’re gonna give us man we’ll take it, because we’re literally fighting against fires that can’t be put out.”
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