Trumbull firefighters knock down raging car fire
TRUMBULL -Long Hill firefighters extinguished a car that had its engine compartment fully involved with fire on Wednesday night.
It happened around 9:45 p.m in the area of the Long Hill Green on Route 111.
Long Hill Car 1 arrived on scene, confirming a vehicle fire with the engine compartment fully involved.
Long Hill responding units included: LH1, LH2, LH4, E206, E205 & S209.
No injuries were reported.
The National Fire Protection Association Council recommends following these steps if you're driving and a fire starts:
Signal, and immediately move to the closest safe place to stop, whether that's a side lane or a median.
Stop the car and turn off the ignition.
Get every person out of the car, and don't allow anyone to go back to retrieve personal items.
Move far from the burning vehicle to avoid the flames and toxic fumes—at least 100 feet—and also keep bystanders back.
Alert oncoming traffic if possible.It's generally not recommended that you try to put out the fire yourself. Opening the hood or car doors increases the air supply and may accelerate the fire.