Range Rover catches fire after driving into floodwater in Longdon Marsh

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Range Rover catches fire after driving into floodwater in Longdon Marsh Range Rover catches fire after driving into floodwater in Longdon Marsh

A RANGE Rover caught fire after driving into floodwater in Longdon Marsh near Castlemorton this morning.

Firefighters from Upton and Ledbury were called to the incident at about 11.50am but had difficulty accessing the vehicle due to floodwater in Long Green Road.

They were eventually able to reach the site and put out the flames using water and foam.

No one was hurt.

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2:24pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Budweis-her says...

Typical 4x4 drivers, think they're invincible. Hope they're proud of themselves putting the rescuers at risk. When will people learn not to drive through floodwater?
Typical 4x4 drivers, think they're invincible. Hope they're proud of themselves putting the rescuers at risk. When will people learn not to drive through floodwater? Budweis-her

2:26pm Sun 5 Jan 14

skychip says...

They need to pay to be pulled out of floodwater and then they wouldn't be so keen to do it again. These selfish people are putting other peoples lives at risk.
They need to pay to be pulled out of floodwater and then they wouldn't be so keen to do it again. These selfish people are putting other peoples lives at risk. skychip

3:11pm Sun 5 Jan 14

sitting on the fence gives you piles says...

What a load of tosh you two talk.

It could have been a toff poncing around in the flood, or it could have been a farmer attempting to get vital supplies to their livestock.

The report didn't actually say they got stuck, merely that the vehicle caught fire, which may or may not be as a direct result of the floodwater.

If you are bored, go out for a walk. Don't post crap on here because it lowers the tone.
What a load of tosh you two talk. It could have been a toff poncing around in the flood, or it could have been a farmer attempting to get vital supplies to their livestock. The report didn't actually say they got stuck, merely that the vehicle caught fire, which may or may not be as a direct result of the floodwater. If you are bored, go out for a walk. Don't post crap on here because it lowers the tone. sitting on the fence gives you piles

5:06pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Andy-Apache says...

Yup, the whole POINT of a 4x4 is to be able to get to places inaccessible to normal road cars, though the 'school run 4x4' has distorted Joe Public's view of them. A 4x4 does not make you immune to danger, but if you understand your vehicles limitations, minor floods should pose no problem.

During the 2007 floods, I was able to rescue many stranded cars in my properly prepared 4x4, with it's ability to wade in floods up to around 3ft deep easily. No-one's 'life was put at risk' during me doing so, you drama-queens. There is very minimal risk if you know what you're doing, and knowing what you're doing isn't exclusive to the emergency services - in fact, some of the things I saw in 2007 indicated the converse!
Yup, the whole POINT of a 4x4 is to be able to get to places inaccessible to normal road cars, though the 'school run 4x4' has distorted Joe Public's view of them. A 4x4 does not make you immune to danger, but if you understand your vehicles limitations, minor floods should pose no problem. During the 2007 floods, I was able to rescue many stranded cars in my properly prepared 4x4, with it's ability to wade in floods up to around 3ft deep easily. No-one's 'life was put at risk' during me doing so, you drama-queens. There is very minimal risk if you know what you're doing, and knowing what you're doing isn't exclusive to the emergency services - in fact, some of the things I saw in 2007 indicated the converse! Andy-Apache

5:06pm Sun 5 Jan 14

billybobuk says...

It's not tosh, fire service advice is "Driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous because it is impossible to see how deep the water is or whether there are hazards under the water which could damage your car and leave you stranded.
“Please do not take risks – you could be putting your car, yourself and others in danger by doing so.”
He said the service regularly gets called to rescue motorists stranded in flood water at ford crossings and warned anyone whose normal journey includes a ford to plan ahead and choose an alternative route if possible.

Farmers have tractors (or mates who have tractors), if you fill your car electrics with water it will short and may catch fire!

I lost any sympathy for these idiots after rescuing loads of them;l at some risk to myself and others.
It's not tosh, fire service advice is "Driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous because it is impossible to see how deep the water is or whether there are hazards under the water which could damage your car and leave you stranded. “Please do not take risks – you could be putting your car, yourself and others in danger by doing so.” He said the service regularly gets called to rescue motorists stranded in flood water at ford crossings and warned anyone whose normal journey includes a ford to plan ahead and choose an alternative route if possible. Farmers have tractors (or mates who have tractors), if you fill your car electrics with water it will short and may catch fire! I lost any sympathy for these idiots after rescuing loads of them;l at some risk to myself and others. billybobuk

5:20pm Sun 5 Jan 14

service sector says...

sitting on the fence gives you piles wrote:
What a load of tosh you two talk.

It could have been a toff poncing around in the flood, or it could have been a farmer attempting to get vital supplies to their livestock.

The report didn't actually say they got stuck, merely that the vehicle caught fire, which may or may not be as a direct result of the floodwater.

If you are bored, go out for a walk. Don't post crap on here because it lowers the tone.
I'm sorry but if you were a farmer taking food to your livestock or supplies to a family, you wouldn't use a Range Rover. They're simply not built for that. They are just 4 wheel drive large cars. A land rover would be the choice of any sensible farmer or even a tractor.
[quote][p][bold]sitting on the fence gives you piles[/bold] wrote: What a load of tosh you two talk. It could have been a toff poncing around in the flood, or it could have been a farmer attempting to get vital supplies to their livestock. The report didn't actually say they got stuck, merely that the vehicle caught fire, which may or may not be as a direct result of the floodwater. If you are bored, go out for a walk. Don't post crap on here because it lowers the tone.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but if you were a farmer taking food to your livestock or supplies to a family, you wouldn't use a Range Rover. They're simply not built for that. They are just 4 wheel drive large cars. A land rover would be the choice of any sensible farmer or even a tractor. service sector

5:48pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Andy-Apache says...

" fire service advice is "Driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous "

They should perhaps follow their own advice. I would add to them, 'don't go blasting through floods without slowing' - but maybe they've been trained since 2007...

I would suggest that it's not impossible to know the depth of the water. If it's a route you know, it's perfectly possible! Also, if there are obstructions, travelling at walking pace will minimise the risk of damage. Sometimes, it is necessary to get somewhere, and with a care, and knowledge of your 4x4s limitations, it can be done safely.

The reason so many get stuck is they go in at warp speed thinking they'll get through quicker, fill the intake with water and lock the engine. I was following a small Vauxhall as he drove into maybe a foot of water once - him at probably 30mph! He was glad of a tow out...
" fire service advice is "Driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous " They should perhaps follow their own advice. I would add to them, 'don't go blasting through floods without slowing' - but maybe they've been trained since 2007... I would suggest that it's not impossible to know the depth of the water. If it's a route you know, it's perfectly possible! Also, if there are obstructions, travelling at walking pace will minimise the risk of damage. Sometimes, it is necessary to get somewhere, and with a care, and knowledge of your 4x4s limitations, it can be done safely. The reason so many get stuck is they go in at warp speed thinking they'll get through quicker, fill the intake with water and lock the engine. I was following a small Vauxhall as he drove into maybe a foot of water once - him at probably 30mph! He was glad of a tow out... Andy-Apache

9:40am Mon 6 Jan 14

Gillian1961 says...

Have fun trying to claim of your insurance
Have fun trying to claim of your insurance Gillian1961

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