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Keep off the grass


Fire warning after cars catch alight in outback after dry grass becomes trapped:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-29/outback-car-fire-risk-increased-after-wet-season/102378446

The incineration near the remote community of Balgo in northern Western Australia occurred this month, but four-wheel drive experts warn it's not an isolated incident.

The fires, while relatively rare, are caused by dry grass and spinifex seeds becoming trapped in the hot underbelly of vehicles.

Exact numbers are hard to track, but communities along the Tanami Road in the East Kimberley have told the ABC at least three cars have been incinerated in the past six months.



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I heard it on the radio. Fire in cases of towing has then engulfed the trailer. A bit "exciting" with a couple of gas cylinders on the A frame.



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