My only question--was there any aftermarket electrical devices on this rig? There is only one un-fused circuit--that is the battery!
Holy cow, glad everyone is ok! As far as having a fire extinguisher... I'm friends with some firefighters and they tell me that they laugh that people carry those small dinky extinguishers in their jeeps or rice burners. They tell me it couldn't do any good and that if you're getting as close to a serious car fire as you would have to with one of those things, you're gonna get seriously hurt.If it is a serious fire, they are right but I spent 27 1/2 years on the FD and I can attest that those "dinky" extinguishers work. I've seen it countless times.
I lost count of how many times we pulled up with our truck on a reported vehicle fire only to find a cop or state trooper had already put the fire out before we got there.
In the instance of this thread, I agree that when she saw flames-and she had kids with her- she absolutely did the right thing. But let's not go and tell people that those extinguishers are useless because that's flat wrong.
Maybe those who can't use them properly should get training on one.