Electrical source vehicle fires are on the rise
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Did you know that vehicles experiencing electrical malfunctions while parked overnight in the repair shop—when no one is around—is becoming a more common source of building fires?
Faulty vehicle electrical components like batteries, chargers and cables can build up heat and eventually cause fires or even explosions, resulting in a devastating loss of property and income due to business interruption.
With electric vehicles becoming more common, we anticipate this may become a bigger issue in the future. Electric vehicle fires are hard to fight.
The batteries burn hotter and faster and can re-ignite hours or days after the fire is controlled while the car may still be in the repair shop or salvage yard.
To help your members take the proper precautions to prevent costly damage to their property and business, we’ve created these risk management resources on battery safety best practices: