I hear a loud “POW!” and my windows rattle a bit. My wife shouts “look at this! Should I call 911? I don’t want to call if someone has already called.”
What the hell is she talking about?
Holy shit! Yes! Call 911!
Turns out plenty of other people have already called, because the fire engine pulls up about 90 seconds later and blasts the thing with precisely 7 gajillion gallons of water a minute. The blaze is out pretty quickly, and I shut the camera phone off.
What you don’t see in the video is that the goddamn thing came back to life and burned even more furiously right after the recording stopped. It took about half an hour to knock the blaze down permanently.
The family is shaken, but ok. I overheard someone mention they saw the vehicle catch fire before the house did, which would explain why the garage got the worst of it. That house is about 50 yards away from mine. A neighbor tried in vain to slow the fire down with a garden hose before the fire dept. got there. The heavy pervert breathing noise you hear in the recording is actually the wind, which complicated things a bit. The house to the right of the fire got licked by the flames and we fretted for awhile that it might start burning in earnest, too, but thankfully that didn’t happen.