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Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk

Suspicious electrical fire burns out of control

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Transformers Prior to Fire

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Start of 1st Transformer Fire

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Fire Then Spread to Another 3 Transformers

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Transformer Fire - 'Spreading' The Risk thanks to Don Delcourt

Burned Conductors

A fire that started at a single transformer in an Arizona Public Service substation around 7 P.M., July 4, 2004, spread to another 3 transformers, and a fifth was in danger of igniting while the fire was allowed to burn for 3 days. As can be seen in the pre-fire condition, the transformers were situated on a clay foundation, which allowed for pooling of burning oil - resulting in the fire spreading to the other transformers. It remains to be seen as to whether (1) a crushed rock foundation would have contained/limited the spread of the burning oil; and (2) immediate use of dry chemical firefighting methods would have quickly put out the fire and limited the fire to the first/second transformer(s) - potentially saving a large part of the ~$8 million loss for the 4 transformers - not including the loss of power to the electrical grid until replacement equipment can be installed. Peoria Fire says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and Homeland Security are involved in the investigation into how the fire started because it happened on Independence Day.

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Add not fire to fire. - Greek proverb

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Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. - Italian Proverb

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. - James Keller

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If someone's lying, are their pants really on fire? - Jerry Seinfeld

I thought talk was cheap until I saw our telephone bill. - Henny Youngman

America is so advanced that even the chairs are electric. - Doug Hamwell

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. - Cormac McCarthy

The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots. - Sean Connery

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. - Edith Sodergran

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. - Buddha

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats

Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended. - Cher

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch. - Cathy Carlyle

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. - Dave Barry

Contentment consisteth not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. - Thomas Fuller

We're all just ghosts on a wire seeking the prick of an electric thought. - Robert Fanney

Actually, I comb my hair quite often. Of course, I use an electric toothbrush. - Phyllis Diller

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. - William Shakespeare

I took a physical for some life insurance. All they would give me was fire and theft. - Milton Berle

My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair. - Rodney Dangerfield

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. - Unknown

If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? - George Carlin

Trials function like a fire that burns off every impurity impeding our progress towards holiness. - David Jeremiah

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. - Bob Nelson

In France we leave unmolested those who set fire to the house, and persecute those who sound the alarm. - Sebastien Chamfort

I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line. - Elvis Presley

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? - Woody Allen

The fire of the diamond of true identity is always there; it just needs the Master's crafting to reveal it. - Kenneth G Mills

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out. - Dolly Parton

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. - Ogden Nash

Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love. - William Shakespeare

In case of fire, don't panic. Simply flee the building with the same reckless abandon that occurs each day at quitting time. - Don Delcourt

You don't have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire. - Shannon L. Alder

At fifty, the madwoman in the attic breaks loose, stomps down the stairs, and sets fire to the house. She won't be imprisoned anymore. - Erica Jong

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. - Edith Sitwell

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. - Unknown


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