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Firefighters train to fires in electric vehicles in OKC. to extinguish

Firefighters Meet In OKC To Learn How To Extinguish Electric Vehicle Fires

Firefighters from multiple departments gathered in Oklahoma City to learn how to best deal with fires involving electric cars.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Major Ted Lausser said the car’s batteries make it harder than a regular car fire.

“The batteries can go into thermal runaway,” Lausser said. “Heating up the next one starts a chain reaction that can take several hours to stop.”

Trainers showed first responders how to attack the fire and how to keep the battery cool so it wouldn’t re-ignite.

These firefighters can then help train their own departments with the skills they have learned.

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