Flash Sale: Hyundai bursts into flames minutes after servicing

Photo submitted to the CBC by Patty Atwell Tennant Cambridge, Ontario — Few things are bad enough to be called a burning wreck. Unfortunately for one man in Cambridge, Ont., his 2015 Hyundai Sonata turned into one when his car burst into flames right as he pulled into the driveway. In an interview with the […]

Spontaneous Heating: NHTSA recalls 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs for engine fire risk

Washington, D.C., United States – On Tuesday, the NHTSA has placed a recall on 2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs, citing malfunctioning anti-lock brake systems that could create electrical shorts and engine fires while parked or driving. While Transport Canada has not recalled the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV, it previously recalled 2017-2019 Santa […]

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Two vehicle fire under investigation in Nunavut city

Picture taken by Emma Tranter from Nunatsiaq News Iqaluit, Nunavut- At approximately 1:30 AM Tuesday, June 21st, came reports of a two-vehicle fire behind Iqaluit’s 8-story apartment complex. These abandoned vehicles were considered “derelict” says Sharon Nowlan, acting fire chief for Iqaluit. A nearby third vehicle was also prevented from catching ablaze by the Iqaluit […]

Guac, Anyone: Hwy 401 Truck collision cooks avocados

Mississauga, Ontario – A transport truck caught fire on Ontario’s highway 401 corridor last weekend, rerouting an extra-spicy delivery of avocados to the surrounding atmosphere. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, the transport truck may have ignited due to an overheated tire. No injuries were reported–just a bunch of free, but burnt, guacamole. In addition […]

Do You Smell That: Garbage truck engulfed in flames captured by Google Street View

Vancouver, British Columbia ⁠— If you’re using it properly, Google Street View can deliver hours of fun. After all, Google’s map car drives all over the world daily⁠—they’re bound to capture some wacky situations. That’s exactly what happened in West Vancouver back in April when a Google Street View vehicle captured an ignited garbage truck […]

Three Days Grace: Brand new Tesla Model S catches fire

Pennsylvania, United States — A driver in Pennsylvania, U.S. had to escape his Tesla Model S Plaid EV as it caught on fire while he was on the road.  The luxury vehicle, which costs US$129,900, was delivered to the driver just three days before it burst into flames, and according to the driver’s attorney, Geragos […]

Red-Hot Recall: Hyundai recalling over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires

Toronto, Ontario — Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for issues that can cause engine fires. In one of the recalls, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The recalls include Santa Fe Sport, Kona, Elantra and Veloster.  The largest recall covers […]

Justice Served: Winnipeg man charged for arson in million-dollar bodyshop fire

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— Winnipeg police have laid arson charges against a man in relation to a million-dollar fire at an autobody shop in Feb. 2020.  Henry’s Provencher Autobody and Frameworks suffered a devastating fire last winter, which resulted in significant damage to the St. Boniface, Man. business last winter. The structure and all of its […]

Toronto Police investigating series of vehicle fires

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – June 7, 2019 –Toronto police are investigating a series of vehicle fires that occured on Thursday morning, involving an autobody shop, a tow truck and another vehicle. The morning of mysterious fires began at 1 a.m. when Toronto Fire received a call claiming a vehicle was aflame in a […]