One Of California’s Worst Wildfires Was Sparked By A Flat Tire

California is burning. And all it takes is one spark to set events like this off. Unfortunately, the Carr Wildfire which is the 6th most destructive wildfire in California history has burned over 270 square miles in the last two weeks and has claimed the lives of 8 people. And it was started by a flat tire. After a trailer blew a tire, the wheel rim was left scraping along the pavement. Sparks from the friction flew off and landed on a dry brush pile which then started the fire that was never completely contained and spiraled out of control. As of now it’s still only about 74% contained. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of California and everyone working to put out these fires.

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