As you all know trademygun.com was at the homecoming event in SC for the CFOA. On our way home, while on the highway, in the state of Virginia, our Cadillac Escalade catches on fire alongside the road!
It all happened suddenly, as we were driving down the highway. We feel our car jerk and rapidly the smell of smoke appears. We pull alongside the road and see smoke coming from the area of the engine. We all get out and realize that the car is going to start fire. We quickly grab our bags and anything valuable in sight and throw it out onto the grass. We then realize that we weren't far enough away from the potential blast zone. We grab up our bags and proceed up the hillside. Soon enough we see flames ingolfing the frontside of the car.
By this time I have pulled out my camera I use for my photography and started snapping photographs. People see whats happening and start pulling over asking if we need help. A young man, Tyler(age 20) runs up the hillside and helps up carry our bags further back. By this time, Heavy D has called 911 and tells them our story and whats going on. We then realize that we have nitrogen air tanks in our trailor and proceed to call back 911 and tell them they had better hurry.
Soon enough police vehicles are visible in the distance and we hear the sound of sirens going off. Traffic by this time is backed up for as far as the eye can see. By the end of everything, traffic was backed up for about 3-4 miles.
The firefighters start working their way up with the water hose from the back trying to keep the car from blowing up. We soon find that they ran out of water. So we wait till a new water supply arrives and they continue where they left off. But once again they run out of water. So while waiting for their next supply of water, they cut the hitch off our trailor and proceed to try and push it up the hill getting it as far away as they can from the fire. Soon after, the next supply of water arrives and they finally put out the fire.
After all is said and done, our vehicle is completely destroyed. We have no idea what we had forgot in our hurry to get everything out. I captured many pictures from where I was allowed to get close enough.
We are now stuck in Virginia with no form of transportation and about 8 hours from our home.
What the car used to look like
As it sets on fire
Other pics are located on page 3