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#31 Preee

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

That sure is a strange place for a fire to start , petrol cap is the other side right?

Does it look like it started inside or outside

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

That sure is a strange place for a fire to start , petrol cap is the other side right?

Does it look like it started inside or outside


petrol cap is on opposite side and from what you can see and the head fireman said it looked like it started from outside and burnt through because if i started inside the parcel shelf would be more burnt and the blankets i had lining the boot would have gone up in smoke rapid
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Yikes! :-/

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

Then it looks like some one deliberately set it alight maybe stuffed some paper there and lit it :(.


I hope it's sorted out for you soon.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

The seat of that fire to me appears to be the bottom of the bumper.
What electrics are normally there on a fiesta?
Fog light?
Which side is the exhaust?

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:24 AM

The fog light was there and the exhaust is the same Side too but the centre of it looks to me light it was started by the fog light

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

As the car is still under warranty am I right in thinking that ford should be investigating it for possible electrical faults ? There was b

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

There was nothing found by the csi or firefighters to prove that someone deliberately did it to my car :)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:26 AM

You can see that the whole fog unit has melted as the wires hanging down.
Must admit I've never heard of a Ford combusting like that.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

Really sorry about your car.

If its not arson, first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture is that its centered around the rear fog light.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I'm going to have to pay ford a visit as I'm not prepared to lose my no claims pay excess insurance go up and lose my car for something that may possible be an electrical fault :(

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

I must admit i would find it hard to believe the Fog light wiring would have caused this , but i guess it could be possible , but i doubt it. First its fused , second you probably were not using the fog light on your last journey.
More probable that some toe rag stuffed some paper up there , or perhaps there were leaves dried leaves around and some one flicked a cigarette in that direction. But perhaps a mystery and you will never know.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

The police have confirmed ther being nothin to cause the fire ie a rag or paper I honestly don't know the estate where I live proberly has no more than 100 people living there I no most people but it is like you said a mystery I'm going to ford tomorrow and see what they say I'll post on here let you know what they say :)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

Really sorry to see that Roxy, I hope you manage to get it sorted :) I know it's all such a hassle, but if the police have confirmed nothing suspicious happened at least you can be safe in the knowledge that some vandal isn't going round setting light to cars.

Be interesting to see what Ford say...

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

Really sorry to see that Roxy, I hope you manage to get it sorted :) I know it's all such a hassle, but if the police have confirmed nothing suspicious happened at least you can be safe in the knowledge that some vandal isn't going round setting light to cars.

Be interesting to see what Ford say...


Thank you I hope so too my heart sank when they said you will have to pay excess and say goodbye to your no claims :'-( lol

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