The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Save your car


August 3, 2017

To The Eagle:

The photograph of a fully involved (completely ablaze) car in The Eagle of July 20 (Sheriff's Report, page 5) makes a dramatic point that having a proper fire extinguisher, readily available, can limit damage to a minimum, as opposed to a complete loss of the vehicle.

The highway between Cathlamet and Longview is no place to expect rapid response from emergency personnel. A fuel leak in the engine compartment can be readily extinguished by the driver who has an extinguisher handy. The alternative is the metal skeleton of a vehicle that once was a functioning means of transport.

If you don't have one now, invest in a 2A-10BC fire extinguisher, keep it under the driver's seat, and drive with vastly improved safety. The alternative is watching the plastics (petroleum based) that modern vehicles are mostly comprised of, go up in flames.

Craig Brown



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