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PerthBus Fires 18 Jul 2015 17:40 #160793

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We are having a run on Bus fires in Perth at the moment. They are all Mercedes and in general run on CNG, however a diesel Merc also went up in flames last week



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Re: PerthBus Fires 18 Jul 2015 21:52 #160794

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Not to be outdone,Sydney has got into the act a few times lately.

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Re: PerthBus Fires 20 Jul 2015 22:57 #160795

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Another on the M2 westbound today. I'm sure we can beat WA's record.

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Re: PerthBus Fires 21 Jul 2015 11:23 #160796

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I seen a council bus with an engine fire in Brisbane a few months back :-?
Too many to be a co-incidence. Whats going on ? A recall on the cards ?
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Re: PerthBus Fires 21 Jul 2015 12:09 #160797

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Grab a drink, either hot or cold and frothy, and have a read.

www.otsi.nsw.gov.au/bus/Bus_Fires_NSW_05_12_Final.pdf

Page 35 has the most information on the cause of fires but is very loose in terms of percentages.

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Re: PerthBus Fires 21 Jul 2015 13:35 #160798

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Interesting observation from page 35...

"there has been an apparent upward trend in the number of fires in recent years coincidental with the adoption of stringent emission standards."
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Re: PerthBus Fires 15 Aug 2015 08:58 #160799

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With the price ticket of a new bus ( Maybe $500K ) would not an auto fire extinguisher system be a wise addition.

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Re: PerthBus Fires 15 Aug 2015 19:46 #160800

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a couple of years back was heading down ring road in my truck when on the other side of the road a coach had pulled up and the flames were just appearing out of the rear wheel arch by the time i had gone a hundred metre's down the road to find a break in the armco and turned around the interior was on fire i hit it with a approx 1000 litres of water with no joy in the end the MFB used foam to pull it up could not believe how fierce the fire got in such a short time cheers whale

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