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    Quote Originally Posted by nicnak View Post
    I mean come on how many people actually know there reg no? I do but mine is quirky ,
    I'd be embaressed for anyone who DIDN't know their car registration.

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    is it not an offence not to know your car registration number ? I thought that as an owner of a car if the police stopped you you would be in trouble if you couldnt give the registration number ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annemarie482 View Post
    glad to hear no-one was hurt.
    wonder what makes cars explode though?!
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    Rainbow maybe if YOU had phoned the fire service (as you may have been first to see the fire) they may have had the chance to arrive quicker but it is impossible for them to go to a fire until they know about it. Knowing some of the fire personel in wick I belive as Carasman says it would be 4mins and as a response that is fantastic and should be commended. There is nothing worse than people who do not have a clue, commenting on and slagging of people who are probably the best at what they do. WELL DONE WICK FIRE SERVICE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onecalledk View Post
    is it not an offence not to know your car registration number ? I thought that as an owner of a car if the police stopped you you would be in trouble if you couldnt give the registration number ?

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    Nope, bit of a thought police jobby that. I can never remember mine. I'd have to remember the 5 different vehicles I could be riding or driving, and what about hire cars etc. The most important thing is that they don't explode. That, the Police take a very dim view of.

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    would like to see where it says that? i can never remember my reg number! some people just suck at remembering numbers.. doubt its a law saying you have to be able to spout it at command. proof of ownership.. now can see that being needed. *grins* but back to subject. glad no one was hurt, and alls well that ends well.... except for the insurance company!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow View Post
    Carasmam - I didn't think the Fire Brigade arrived that quickly. I was starting to get my shopping on the checkout belt,when the smoke was noticed. I then paid and packed 50 of goods, plus discussing situation with checkout operator, which was slower than normal. I then dawdled slowly down to the magazines, bought one, blethered to a few people, then stood in foyer as not allowed outside. It was a few minutes later that the fire brigade arrived - a bit longer than 4 mins I think! I am not slagging the fire brigade as they do a good job, but I was just surprised at how long they took. Thankfully no-one was hurt, which is the most important factor.
    Thats what is wrong - everyone thinks someone else must have phoned !! I called when I saw it, fully expecting them to be aware as the flames had got a fair hold. Since I am a bit sad that way I timed them after my call was logged so it was 4 minutes !!

    Really glad no-one was hurt and hope Kell is none the worse of his adventure
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducati View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by annemarie482 View Post
    glad to hear no-one was hurt.
    wonder what makes cars explode though?!
    Was a Fire Officer in the West Mids for 11 years, can say attended dozens of car fires, but never known one to explode, although the tyres make a fair 'bang' when they go off, and some of the hydraulic pistons on the boots of some vehicles did explode.
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    Just curious (cos I wasn't there when it happened or afterwards !!).........

    My OH just happened to be at Tesco's just after this "incident" and having described it to me, my initial thought was that someone had tried to jump start someone else's car with jump-leads, but had inadvertantly (sp?) put the leads on the wrong way around ??

    The reason I thought this was because my OH commented about the two cars being together with the bonnet's open.....

    No doubt I'm wrong, if so, then like all the others on here I sincerely hope that all persons/animals were OK !
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    Hi, I was the unlucky owner of the 406 that started all this. It concerns me that after a crisis such as this people have to start the blame game. I had popped into Tesco for 10 mins ans had been using the car for the best part of the morning. What started underneath the bonnet I have no idea but in my eyes the POLICE were excellent. The FIRE SERVICE was excellent. THE TESCO staff was excellent, especially Stuart the Manager. Everybody involved in this situation were SUPERB and I wish I could pat everybody on the back and offer them my sincere thanks. I will confess I am still shaking a wee bit at the thought that it could have been far, far worse. Add onto that my wife was extremelly distressed at home, wondering, untill she new the full story. So please, my thoughts and thanks to all Services & Staff who were involved and let the Services do their jobs, brilliantly, without criticism.

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    having not posted on org for some time,I would like to agree with your post on emergency services,as they do there best,and still get criticised,hope
    you and wife get over shock,it could be anyone who has to phone 999.and be thankful,

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    Default Just to add....

    Any of the emergency services would rather have multiple calls from concerned members of the public about an incident rather than never getting a call cause everybody thinks that somebody else has done it

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    Oh dear a Peugeot 406, and not the first one to self ignite, this used to be a common problem on the 406, something to do with multiplex wiring for the radiator fan and water getting into the electrical connector causing a electrical short circuit and fire. A few years ago my neighbours hired 406 self ignited in his driveway. This problem with the 406 was highlighted on the TV programme Watchdog a few years ago.

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    Glad to know that everyone is ok; must have been an awful time for you especially knowing the dog was in the car.

    And well done to Carasmam for phoning as soon as she saw it; can't believe how many people stood and watched but didn't alert the emergency services!

    I notice a previous poster calmly went on with their shopping instead of dialling 999! As someone else said what on earth does it matter if twenty people called; better that than presume someone else was doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carasmam View Post
    I phoned the fire service at 12.03 and they were there by 12.07,(by my watch) pretty good going I thought considering they all work and have to get to the station from wherever they may be :-)
    Very well done Carasmam. Your quick response probably stopped things being much worse and well done to the fire service for getting there so quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torvaig View Post
    Glad to know that everyone is ok; must have been an awful time for you especially knowing the dog was in the car.

    And well done to Carasmam for phoning as soon as she saw it; can't believe how many people stood and watched but didn't alert the emergency services!

    I notice a previous poster calmly went on with their shopping instead of dialling 999! As someone else said what on earth does it matter if twenty people called; better that than presume someone else was doing it!


    Not everyone has mobile phones though! I do but didn't have as only nipped too tescos

    I will be honest I wanted too get the heck outta there! I'm a wuss!
    I was scared the whole thing was gonna go

    Driving home I heard the nee naws so knew help on it's way

    So glad nobody hurt and kell got a pressie!

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    It's suprising how quickly relatively small fires can spread and change into something quite serious.

    I was involved with this a few years back (no, I didn't start the fire...):

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...t-1386491.html

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    Im glad no-one got hurt.
    Thats the main thing.
    Possessions can be replaced even though its a hassle going through insurance etc, but, lives cannot.
    Small fires can become big fires very quickly... the fire fighting videos you get made to sit through on fire fighting courses show that very clearly.
    I presume they all still show THAT wee fire going out of control at THAT football grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northener View Post
    It's suprising how quickly relatively small fires can spread and change into something quite serious.

    I was involved with this a few years back (no, I didn't start the fire...):

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...t-1386491.html
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    Last edited by Blarney; 30-Dec-10 at 20:29.

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