[ACCIDENT] Puget Sound Firefighters Called to Extinguish a C3 Corvette on Fire


[ACCIDENT] Puget Sound Firefighters Called to Extinguish a C3 Corvette on Fire

Photo Credits: Puget Sound Fire

Of all the things that can wrong for a Corvette owner, experiencing an engine fire has to be one of the most devastating.

We recently got another reminder as a late C3 Corvette caught fire on November 1st along Interstate 5 in SeaTac, Washington.

[ACCIDENT] Puget Sound Firefighters Called to Extinguish a C3 Corvette on Fire

Emergency crews from the Puget Sound Fire Department rushed to the scene and were able put out the fire that fully-engulfed the Black Corvette.

Luckily, there were no reports of any injuries. Puget Sound Fire Department hasn’t revealed any details about how the fire started.

We are often asked why we share these heartbreaking stories like a Corvette on fire, and the reason is simple. Had this owner had a fire extinguisher at the ready, his engine fire might have been contained and extinguished immediately. Learn from other’s misfortunes and make sure your classic Corvette has a fire extinguisher onboard.

[ACCIDENT] Puget Sound Firefighters Called to Extinguish a C3 Corvette on Fire


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  1. Absolutely carry a fire extinguisher or two in any older or classic car. Decades old wiring and poor connections can go bad over time causing a potential fire hazard.

  2. Joe, this is a car forum not a political forum. Keep politics out of it because no one comes here for political opinions.

  3. Not only carry one, but make sure it’s the right kind.
    Class B puts out fuel.
    Class C puts out electrical.
    I’ve had one in my ’76 for over 30 years…

  4. Fire Extinguishers are a VERY needed thing to have, especially with older Corvettes, I have them in my 69, 65 and 63 Grand Sport replica. If you are buying a fire extinguisher, spend a little extra and get a Halon type. See Below:

    What is Halon and How Does it Work?

    Halon is a “Clean Agent.” The National Fire Protection Association defines, a “Clean Agent” as “an electrically non-conducting, volatile, or gaseous fire extinguishant that does not leave a residue upon evaporation

    Many of the dry chemical fire Extinguishers had a corrosive effect on paint, and hoses, so you might get the fire out quickly, but it could be expensive to restore the effects from the chemicals.

  5. Weslin1, unless you track the car I would say no. The older cars need them more than the newer more modern ones because they are more prone for fires.

  6. @ Weslin1: Nah, if you’re not racing, you won’t need no stinkin’ fire extinguisher. and don’t worry about those uncomfortable seat belts that make it difficult to reach your cell phone. Also keep those expensive air bags turned off, you’d be shocked at what it costs if one ever went off.

  7. I would rather know what the cause is and keep it from happening. Where the hell would I even put one in my C6 GS??

  8. Kevin Williams, usually they are mounted in the passenger side foot well or right on the torque tube tunnel by the passenger’s seat.

  9. Joe, learn how to spell before you insult someone or you will look like a fool.

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