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    Report: 2015 GMC Yukon erupts into flames during Anaheim test drive [w/video]
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    A 2015 GMC Yukon burst into flames while on a test drive in Anaheim, CA on Sunday after smoke filled the cabin. Residents of the neighborhood where the driver abandoned the redesigned Yukon reported hearing a series of small explosions (likely the tires, based on the video), according to a report ...

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    Report: Porsche close to fix for 911 GT3 engine fires [UPDATE]
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    It looks like 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 drivers might actually get to drive their cars again soon. Reports of fires affecting the track-ready Germans first began about a month ago. Then, a few days later, the automaker confirmed two of the five alleged blazes and said owners shouldn't drive their cars ...

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    Video: Chevy SS pace car catches fire at Daytona
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    All things considered, it's a pretty rare sight to see a stock car catch fire during a NASCAR race, but it happens. The racing can get pretty rough, after all, and they are powered by combustion engines – some of the most rudimentary still around, at that. But the pace car? Now that's ...

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    Video: Train derailment causes massive fireball in North Dakota
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    Transporting oil is a dangerous business. Don't believe us? Then check out this huge fireball that resulted from the derailment of a mile-long train loaded down with crude. According to reports there were no injures from this inferno near Casselton, ND, but the smoke did lead the town to ...

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    Official: Tesla asks feds to investigate Model S fires, amends warranty to cover fire damage
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    As of the last official count, there are 19,000 Tesla Model S sedans on US roads. Three of those, as has been widely reported, have caught on fire after significant accidents. That means one in about 6,333 Model S sedans has caught fire, and none of those fires led to any injuries. By way of ...

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    Video: New Zealand motorcycle race nearly sets town ablaze [UPDATE]
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    In Greymouth, New Zealand, a legal street race is held annually for amateur motorcycle riders, and we assume it's not every year that a last-lap motorcycle crash threatens to set the town ablaze. But that's what happened last Sunday when a Ducati rider lost control and high-sided his ...

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    Report: Feds decide against investigating Tesla Model S fire
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    Despite earlier reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will not be filing a formal investigation into the fire that engulfed a Tesla Model S earlier this month, as the agency says there was no evidence to suggest the fire was due to a manufacturer defect or ...

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    Report: Drunken BBQ leads to 64 torched cars [w/video]
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    The phrase "You're doing it wrong," doesn't really even begin to describe this one. We'll admit to being concerned whenever we have to park in a field. There's always a fear, especially during dry weather, that one person's negligence could cause the whole lot to go up. And that's almost exactly ...

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    Report: Jeff Gordon merch bus goes up in flames [w/video]
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    A bus belonging to NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon caught fire on the side of the I-85 freeway in Georgia Wednesday afternoon as it was headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Avocare 500 this weekend, the West Jackson Fire Department reports. There were no injuries, and Gordon was not onboard what ...

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    Video: Dirt track driver escapes fiery wreck, finishes fifth
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    Dirt Modified racer Mike Stofflet was running in a pre-feature heat at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Pennsylvania, when things went quite wrong. It's difficult to tell what happened exactly, but we're guessing he made contact with another car, which sent him skittering up the track with his ...

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    Video: Watch a water bomber plane drop its load on a truck fire in remote Canada
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    Has Shock and Awe ever been used in firefighting? Probably not, as fires aren't really bothered by the psychological effects implicit in Shock and Awe warfare. But if any form of firefighting qualified for that well known military doctrine, it'd be aerial firefighting, as proven by this video of ...

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    Video: Intrepid farmer plows fire line in hay field
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    Colorado is in the grips of its nearly annual summer wildfires. The fast-moving fires are fed by dry conditions and high winds, and have resulted in desperate attempts on the part of some residents to save their homes and livelihoods. This farmer in Weld County, roughly an hour north of Denver, ...

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    Video: This is how you set your V8 Miata on fire in your garage
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    We were never all that great at math, but we can tell you that Miata + V8 = awesome. That even applies to heavy cast-iron small block Chevrolet V8s with carburetors instead of fuel injection. But as one aspiring wrench recently found out, even the most sound of formulas can lead to disaster when ...

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    Read This: Auto journo learns hard way that new vehicles burn differently than old ones
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    Terry Box, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, was tootling down the Dallas North Tollway in a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn pickup after work and enjoying the ride. Box thought the $53,335, option-filled press loaner had been "flawless – very serious competition for anything built by Ford or ...

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    Video: Opa! Flaming cheese closes tunnel in Norway after truck fire [w/video]
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    Behold, the power of cheese. Flaming fromage has clogged up the Brattlitunnelen in Norway for almost a week. According to Reuters, a truck was hauling brunost, a caramelized Norwegian goat cheese, through the tunnel when the cheese somehow caught fire. Due to its high percentage of fat and sugar, ...

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    Video: Watch bystanders try to put out fire on transporter full of new Volkswagens
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    Watching a small fire that no one can stop from becoming a big fire is like watching a train wreck in Super Slo-Mo. That is the spectacle we get from a rural two-lane road in Poland when a transporter truck hauling seven Volkswagen Passat wagons catches flame. The cause appears to be some sort ...

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    Report: Hurricane Sandy destroys 16 Fisker Karmas at port with water and fire
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    Even before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the US, there was no doubt the storm would wreak havoc for automakers (especially luxury brands) in the Northeast, but it looks like Fisker may have taken the biggest, most spectacular hit. According to Jalopnik, 16 Fisker Karma models waiting to be ...

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    Recalls: Chevy Cruze recalled for potential fire down below
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    No, General Motors is not recalling the Chevrolet Cruze because DVD copies of Steven Seagal's seminal 1997 hit Fire Down Below were left in the trunk of every car that's been sold. If wishing made it so. Rather, the Cruze has been recalled to modify the engine shield that's located under the ...

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    Video: Dramatic garage fire clouds Williams celebration at Spanish Grand Prix
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    Yesterday's Spanish Grand Prix was an enormous cause for celebration for Williams. The Formula One team that was once at the very top of its game hadn't won a race since 2004, but it broke that losing streak when Pastor Maldonado claimed the checkered flag for the team against Fernando Alonso and ...

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    Official: Dodge introduces Durango Special Service model for police and fire
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    The Dodge Charger has already done a fine job ingratiating itself with our nation's police forces, and with Ford's Crown Victoria finally off the beat, Chrysler is understandably keen to gain a bigger share of the law enforcement pie. Enter the 2012 Durango Special Service. Available in both ...

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