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Suspicious Car Fire Prompts Midnight Apartment Bldg. Evacuation – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police and Fire Troops were dispatched to Manor Circle early Monday Morning in reference to a fully involved car fire directly adjacent to an apartment building outside of the window to a residence and next to another vehicle.

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They all immediately began banging on apartment doors and waking people up while a couple of Fire Troops handled the fire.  All residents were able to clear the building and remain safe.  As it turned out, the fire was contained to the outside of the brick building.

The initial investigation of this suspicious fire prompted the Fire Boss on scene to call out the HSFD Fire Marshal to investigate further.

HSFD brought the fire under control and extinguished it within 3 minutes of attacking it with foam.  What looks like snow on the ground in the pics is the firefighting foam.  They like using it with car fires and anytime a flammable liquid could be an issue.  The foam floats on top of the flammable liquid and breaks the fire triangle necessary for fire to exist.

No injuries were reported that I am aware of.