DOT: E85 Fuel Fires Mean New Tactics

April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p12
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The article reports on the statement by the United States Department of Transportation that fire chiefs should become aware of the alternative fuel E85 fuel, which is becoming more widely distributed in the Midwest. Fires involving E85 fuel should be treated differently than conventional gasoline fires because E85 is a polar and water-miscible flammable liquid and can be easily ignited by heat, sparks and flames. Guide 127 of the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook offers advice on handling E85 spills, leaks and fires.


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