3 cars on fire at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire

Three cars were totaled after a fire broke out at the summit of Mount Washington on Sunday morning, and the Gorham Fire Department responded to a report that a car caught fire around 5 a.m. It also caught fire. In all, two Jeeps and a Ford Explorer were destroyed. “It’s been 3-4 years since a car caught fire on the mountain,” said the Gorham Fire chief. “It looks like the car is going down with the brakes.” Philip Cloutier. The crews managed the situation safely, and those at the top were able to leave by 6:30 a.m. “I thought it was a little scary. It was contained in only 3 cars that were there and fortunately the parking lot is just too big,” Ashley Kelly said. “No one else was in real danger.” No one was hurt and firefighters quickly put out the fire. Cloutier said we may never know what caused the first Jeep to catch fire. “It has not been determined because of the extent of the damage,” Cloutier said. , but usually when a car catches fire, it has a mechanical failure on the mountain. We don’t know about this in particular, but that’s what usually happens,” said Cloutier and the fire department said the fire crews used more than 1,000 gallons of water to put out the flames and were able to get to the scene in just over 30 minutes. “It took us about 10 minutes to reach the base of the mountain and just over 20 minutes to reach the summit. It took about 8 miles uphill and with all the water trucks you can’t go that fast,” Cloutier said.

Three cars were totaled after they caught fire at the summit of Mount Washington on Sunday morning.

The Gorham Fire Department responded to a report of a car on fire around 5 a.m. Constant 15mph winds pushed the flames into other cars parked next to them, causing the flames to catch on as well. In total, two Jeeps and a Ford Explorer were destroyed.

“It’s been 3-4 years since we’ve had a car fire up the mountain. It looks like it’s on its way down with the brakes on,” said Philip Cloutier, Gorham’s fire chief.

The crews managed the situation safely, and those at the top were able to leave by 6:30 a.m.

“I thought it was a little scary,” said Ashley Kelly. “It was contained in only the three cars that were there, and fortunately, the parking lot is so big that no one else was really in danger.”

No one was hurt and firefighting crews quickly put out the fire. Cloutier said we may never know why the first Jeep caught fire.

“It’s not determined because of the extent of the damage, but usually when a car is on fire, it has a mechanical failure on the mountain. We don’t know that on that particular mountain, but that’s what usually happens,” Cloutier said.

The fire department said crews used more than 1,000 gallons of water to put out the flames and were able to reach the scene in just over 30 minutes.

“It took us about 10 minutes to get to the base of the mountain and a little over 20 minutes to get to the top. It took us about 8 miles uphill and with all the water trucks you can’t go that fast,” Cloutier said.

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