Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 - People Burning To Death

2020-03-21 - Truck bursts into flame at 5:30 AM and burns man to death in highway near coastal Mumbai (India):

Quote: "The driver of a truck died when the vehicle caught fire all of a sudden on the old Pune-Mumbai highway in the early hours of Saturday. Police have identified the deceased as Sunil Sanjay Hanvate (30), a resident of Talegaon Dabhade. Police said Hanvate was driving towards Pune. Around 5.30 am, the truck caught fire near Varsoli toll post in Lonavala area."

2020-03-16 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on street in Ahmedabad (India):

Quote: "A 35-year-old man was charred to death when the car he was driving caught fire near Hathijan Circle on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday morning."

Quote: "Primary investigations revealed that the victim got trapped in the car after got locked automatically due to the fire, police said."

2020-03-11 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man while parked at home on Jackson Street in Rochester (New Hampshire):

2020-03-09 - RV bursts into flame and kills man and dog while parked in RV park in Vernalis (California):

2020-03-05 - SUV goes up in flames, explodes and kills person in parking lot at business on Woodinville-Redmond Road in Woodinville (Washington):

2020-03-05 - RV trailer goes up in flames just before 3 AM and kills woman while parked on Marks Avenue outside of Caruthers (California):

2020-03-02 - Private bus bursts into flame at 2 AM and burns man to death while parked in Kumily (India):

Quote: "Initial reports say short circuit is the reason for the incident. A detailed investigation will be conducted. The bus was operating service on Kumily-Kottayam route. The bus was stationed near the Kumily petrol pump after service. As usual Rajan was sleeping in the bus."

2020-03-01 - Car goes up in flames and kills person on Washburn Road in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "One person is dead after a car fire Sunday afternoon. It happened just after 1 p.m. at the end of Washburn Road in the far northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. Firefighters found a fully involved car fire when they arrived on the scene. A bystander told firefighters there was someone inside the vehicle. That person said they tried to rescue them, but the fire was too intense. Firefighters responded to the original call of a crash that led to the car fire, but later determined there was no crash at all. The vehicle was still in the roadway. The car was completely destroyed by the fire."

2020-03-01 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death in Gandhinagar (India):

Quote: "Yogesh Prajapati, 50, of Suryaratna Society in Sola, was charred to death after his hatchback car caught fire near Mother Dairy in Gandhinagar on Sunday afternoon. Fire department sources said that prima facie it appears that the car caught fire because of short-circuit. The doors of the car got locked and Prajapati, who owned a petrol pump, could not get out of the burning car."

2020-02-25 - Woman, 76, has 'medical emergency' and dies in car, car bursts into flame, on South Church Street in Rocky Mount (North Carolina):

Quote: "On Monday, the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Rocky Mount Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 1500 block of South Church Street. After the fire was extinguished, officials said they found a victim was inside the vehicle. Through a joint investigation and an autopsy, the victim was identified as Mary Alston, 76, of Rocky Mount. Officials said Alston died of a medical emergency."

2020-02-23 - Car bursts into flame at 7 AM and burns toddler girl to death at home in Kununurra (Australia):

Quote: "A two-year-old child has died in a car fire in the remote West Australian Kimberley town of Kununurra. Emergency services were called to a house in Ironwood Drive to respond to a car fire on Sunday morning. Police said while the body had not been formally identified, it was believed that a two-year-old girl. Police said the cause of the fire had not been established but, based on information from the scene, it was not being treated as suspicious."

2020-02-22 - RV goes up in flames and kills man while parked at home on North Hart Boulevard in Orlando (Florida):

Quote: "One person is dead after a fire involving an RV on Saturday, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Officials said the department received multiple 911 calls related to a house fire, with the initial call coming in at about 7:43 p.m. Saturday reporting fire coming from an RV in the 100 block of North Hart Boulevard."

2020-02-19 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 5:10 AM and kills man and woman at home in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-02-18 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 1 AM, explodes and kills person, at boat and RV storage business in Fort Worth (Texas):

2020-02-18 - Man found dead in burning car at 1:30 AM off Hudson Avenue in the Town of Mount Royal near Montreal (Canada):

Quote: "The fire was quickly brought under control and after it was extinguished, officers discovered a man’s body in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. While the police have tasked the arson squad with investigating what happened, Chevrefils said they haven’t yet ruled out the fire being an accident."

2020-02-17 - Van bursts into flame and kills man at gas station in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 3400 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A man's dead body was found Monday night after a van erupted into flames in a Brooklyn gas station, police said. Smoke billowed from a white van parked at the BP Gas Station on East 80th Street and Foster Avenue just after 6 p.m., police said. Emergency responders extinguished the blaze then opened the doors to find a dead man, without any obvious signs of trauma, inside, said police."

2020-02-15 - School van bursts into flame and burns 4 children to death in Longowal (India):

Quote: "Four children were killed after a school bus with 12 students onboard caught fire at Longowal town in Sangrur district in Punjab on Saturday, the police said. While eight children were taken out safely by people working in nearby fields, four, including a three-year-old girl, were charred to death, they added. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Those children killed were in the age group of 10-12 and were returning home from school. The driver tried to open the doors of the bus after it caught fire but failed, police said."

2020-02-11 - Man, 43, burns to death in burning minivan at 6:36 AM at Riverview Professional Plaza in Great Falls (Montana):

Quote: "Emergency crews discovered a burned body while responding to a report of a vehicle fire in a parking lot at the Riverview Professional Plaza on the northwest side of Great Falls early Tuesday.  The initial call was made at 6:36 a.m. to report the vehicle fire, and within four minutes, several others called to report that the white van was fully engulfed in smoke and flames."

2020-02-10 - RV trailer goes up in flames just before 1 AM and kills man while parked on 4th Street in Marrero (Louisiana):

2020-02-09 - Two men found burned to death in burned car on side of road in Ridgeland (South Carolina):

Quote: "Initially, the fire department believed it might have been a crime scene, and called in the police. But once they realized there was no obvious signs of a crime, they called in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate. 'It was just, it was uh, something we don’t see a lot,' said Fire Chief Bradley Bonds. 'It was a car right off the side of the road, looked perfect, you open it up it was burned. So strange, to say the least.'"

2020-02-09 - Person dies in burning car at 2:14 AM on Bramwyck Drive near Sharon Road in Charlotte (North Carolina):

Quote: "Charlotte Fire did not say what led up to the deadly car fire, but said the fire was accidental."

2020-01-30 - Van bursts into flame then crashes into bridge pillar, in Bhera (Pakistan), 13 killed, 6 injured:

Quote: "The death toll reached 13 in an accident on Thursday in the Bhera police limits. A police spokesman said a passenger van was on its way on the Motorway from Lahore to Islamabad when it caught fire due to short circuit and collided with a pillar of flyover near Khan Muhammad Wala in Bhera jurisdiction. The vehicle was completely burnt and as a result 13 people were burnt alive while six others injured."

2020-01-26 - SUV bursts into flame at 11 PM and burns man to death on road near Nawanshahr (India):

Quote: "Naresh Kumar, 35, of Rampur Kalan village, a driver, was charred to death inside the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), a Mahindra Scorpio, after it burst into flames at Roduana village near Nurpur Bedi on Saturday about 11pm. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Sources said he was returning to his village after attending a wedding at Nalhoti village, when the mishap occurred. Later, it was found that the vehicle had got locked after the fire broke out, and Kumar could not get out."

Quote: "In a horrific incident that took place last night, a man lost his life when his car caught fire on the road. As per the sources, around 11 pm a Scorpio accidentally caught fire on the road near Nawanshahr in which the man sitting inside died on the spot."

2020-01-25 - RV trailer goes up in flames before 1:30 AM and kills person while parked at home in Omaha (Nebraska):

2020-01-23 - Truck bursts into flame and burns person to death on Highway 31 in Islampur (India):

Quote: "According to locals, the lorry was travelling towards Siliguri when it suddenly caught fire on Highway 31 in Islampur. The driver of the lorry immediately escaped, but the associate driver, who was sleeping at the time, could not get out of the vehicle in time."

2020-01-18 - RV trailer and vehicles go up in flames at 2:49 AM and kill person on Lincoln Road in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Firefighters found multiple vehicles and a travel trailer on fire, the release said. After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found a dead body inside the trailer, according to the fire department."

2020-01-16 - Minibus explodes into flame and burns 9+ people to death on highway in Ogun State (Nigeria):

Quote: "Cityvoice gathered that the incident occurred when a Toyota Hiace Commercial Bus exploded while carrying 17 passengers along the expressway."

202-01-15 - Car goes up in flames in parking lot and kills person on Lake Forest Drive in Blue Ash (Ohio):

Quote: "Police responded to a car fire in Blue Ash parking lot Wednesday night. The car fire reportedly happened around 9:30 p.m. in a parking lot along Lake Forest Drive near Glendale Milford Road. Police found the body of a deceased person in the car when the arrived."

2020-01-15 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 6:35 AM and burns man to death on Cuevas Town Road in Hancock County (Mississippi):

2020-01-12 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills person on Candy Street in Kyle Canyon (Nevada):

2020-01-11 - Man found burned to death next to burning pickup truck along the Niagara River in Niagara Falls (New York):

Quote: "Falls police are investigating an incident at 53rd Street and Buffalo Avenue late Saturday night. Initial reports stated a pickup truck was on fire at the Hooker Docks with a man laying by the vehicle."

2020-01-10 - Van bursts into flame then crashes into rickshaw and ignites that too, in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 9 killed:

Quote: "Meanwhile, a bomb disposal squad ruled out the possibility of the fire erupting due to explosives. No trace of explosives were found from the van, the team declared. They suspected that a short-circuit could have ignited a spark which led to a fire breaking out, that was further intensified by CNG leakage and petrol cans kept inside the van. In his statement given to police on Friday night, the affected rickshaw driver, Murad Baig, said that he was passing by the site of the incident when he saw a burning vehicle heading his way through his rickshaw’s rearview mirror. He said that he had not even overcome the shock of such a sight when the van crashed into his rickshaw. However, he quickly jumped out of the rickshaw, which was instantly engulfed by the flames and gutted."

2020-01-06 - SUV goes up in flames and kills person on I-75 in Weston (Florida):

Quote: "A car fire left one person dead along Interstate 75 in Weston. The burning vehicle was found 'completely engulfed' in flames on the right shoulder of the interstate’s southbound lanes near Royal Palm Boulevard just before Monday morning’s rush hour was set to begin, according to the Florida Highway Patrol."

2020-01-05 - Woman, 35, bursts into flame and burns to death while walking down street in coastal Chennai (India):

Quote: "'At around 8 pm, we were sitting by the road when Leema came to the grocery store in the street. She was speaking on the phone as she walked past the electric box. Suddenly, she froze as though she had suffered an electric shock and within moments we heard a loud noise, saw sparks and she was engulfed in flames. People from the grocery store rushed and covered her with a blanket to put out the fire,' said P Aruna, who saw the tragedy unfold as she was feeding her child."

Quote: "When asked about the incident, a Tangedco official said, 'We have asked the police for CCTV footage for clarity. Theoretically, there is no possibility of a leak from the underground wire that would lead to a blast of fire. The wire was not protruding from the ground and it was sufficiently buried to avoid a leak. There is no possibility for electrocution as the woman was wearing slippers.'"

Note: Not buying the electrocution angle. The electric company there says that couldn't happen and they've never seen this before - I believe them. She didn't touch anything. Could the ground have been electrified? Sure, maybe, but A) she was wearing shoes and was insulated from the ground, and B) if that was the problem then the people who rushed to her aid would have gotten electrocuted and burned too, but they didn't. Sooooo...what does that leave? The one thing she did come into contact with was the atmosphere. So I suspect that something electrical in the area ignited the AIR ITSELF, a small pocket of it anyway, which then ignited her clothes and burned her to death. But the air isn't flammable, you say? It is if there's enough methane in it, and nobody would smell that because it's odorless. When the gas storage site in Aliso Canyon was belching methane into the atmosphere in California, the government halted all flights in that area because they were scared something electrical in planes or helicopters would ignite that gas. The only other possibility I can see in this case is that this woman's clothes had become unknowingly saturated with methane (again, it's odorless, so she'd never know) and static electricity from her clothes ignited the methane in her clothes, which ignited her clothes and burned her to death. She's not the first person to burst into flame and burn to death while walking down a street either, though she might be the first I've seen this happen to in India. Usually people burn to death in India when their cars burst into flame while they're driving.

Also, none of these events are 'spontaneous combustion' of PEOPLE. People are mostly water so it's hard to ignite our bodies. What's happening is spontaneous combustion of clothing and occasionally hair. But when your clothes are saturated with methane then the fire will burn very hot, hot enough to kill you. One guy who burst into flame on his morning walk in coastal London was burned so badly that his internal organs were burned. It was winter when he burst into flame and burned to death though, so he was undoubtedly wearing lots of thick winter clothing. Anyway, it's clothing that's the problem in these incidents...

2020-01-03 - Car goes up in flames and kills person near Frederick Creek outside Boerne (Texas):

Quote: "A person was found inside a burning car near Frederick Creek outside Boerne early Friday afternoon, police said. That person has died as a result of the fire, Boerne Police Chief Jim Kohler confirmed to KENS 5."

2020-01-01 - RV goes up in flames and kills man while parked near the Odivelas Dam (Portugal):

Quote: "The corpse of a man, completely charred, was found near the Odivelas Dam, about four kilometers from the town of the same name in Ferreira do Alentejo. The body was found around 6 pm on Wednesday by a patrol of the Ferreira do Alentejo GNR station that was making a rounds around the county and detected a fully consumed motorhome, by a fire."

Quote: "The Odivelas Dam, which is next to the National Road 257, in the connection between Odivelas (Ferreira do Alentejo) and Alvito, is very popular with foreign caravans, as well as a campsite, it also has a picnic area. The banks of the reservoir are widely used by motorhomes, as they can be without limitations on dirt roads, in areas surrounded by thick trees."

Note: Sounds like a great place to burn to death in an RV! This is the 1st RV to burn in 2020, and this is the 1sth deadly RV fire in 2020...

2020-01-01 - Car goes up in flames and kills 47-year-old man on Greely Road in Maxton (North Carolina):

Quote: "The preliminary autopsy did not find that any type of gunshot, stabbing or assault caused Oxendine's death."

2020-01-01 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man off Savannah Highway in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

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