Car Burns to Ashes on Thika Superhighway [VIDEO]

  • A car burning along Thika Superhighway on the morning of Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
    A car burning along Thika Superhighway on the morning of Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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  • A video captured a car burn down to ashes along Thika Superhighway on the morning of Tuesday, March 2.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke about the incident, a police officer attached to Kasarani Police station confirmed that the car had been destroyed by the raging fire. 

    The officer, however, noted that no casualties were reported and that the cause of the fire had not been established.

    "We are still trying to find out the cause of the fire. The owner of the car has already filed a report at Kasarani Police station.

    A car burning along Thika Superhighway on the morning of Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
    A car burning along Thika Superhighway on the morning of Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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    "There was no traffic jam experienced, only those motorists who stopped to watch the car burn," stated the police officer.

    The clip showed a person, who is believed to be the owner of the car, reaching inside to salvage some of the belongings while the car was burning.

    The flames first engulfed the engine and the front tyres before consuming the entire car, which was grey in colour.

    Police officers arrived at the scene shortly after the car began burning and were seen directing traffic to avoid the affected lane.

    Causes of flame bursts

    According to Statefarm, some car fires are caused by collisions while others are more often caused by problems with a vehicle's electrical wiring, fuel system or even cigarettes left in the car.

    The fires can break in other places other than the engine. These places include under the vehicle, near the wheels and brakes, in your dashboard, and even inside the car.

    Some of the signs to look out for include if fuses blow up repeatedly, spilled oil under the hood left over from an oil change, oil or other fluid leaks under the vehicle and cracked or loose wiring, or wiring with exposed metal among others.

    Motorists are advised to stop the car, evacuate all passengers and move away from the burning vehicle to prevent inhaling toxic fumes.

    Below is the video of the burning car: