Electrical Vehicle (EV) Fire


Cobra + EV Fire

In Germany, the local fire brigade in Rhaudermoor was alarmed to a fire in two cars parked between two houses. It turned out one of the cars was a full electrical vehicle (EV). They managed to extinguish the fire in a conventional way but did not manage to get the fire in the Li-ion battery under control and therefore requested reinforcements from the volunteer fire brigade in Loga/Leer, which has a Cobra.

The tactic was to use the Cobra to destroy and cool the remaining active modules and cells inside the battery to make it safe for further handling and transport. The Cobra tactic worked out well, and the Li-ion battery was secured.

Photo credits: Frank Loger, NonstopNews Leer

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