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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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Electrical degenerators - Archie Bunker

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Electric Eel: Fish that thrives in strong currents - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. - Robert Frost

Tell the men to fire faster and not give up the ship. - Captain James Lawrence

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

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

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

By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. - Unknown

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

She's mad but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire. - Charles Bukowski

Managers light a fire under people; leaders light a fire in people. - Kathy Austin

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

Be enthusiastic as a leader. You can't light a fire with a wet match. - Unknown

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. - Eskimo Proverb

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

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

Pajamas: Items of clothing that newlyweds place beside the bed in case of fire - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

I always sleep with one shoe in my hand to put out any fires I may accidentally ignite. - Gene Fowler

Some preachers ought to put more fire into their sermons or more sermons into the fire. - Vance Havner

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

This momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. - Thomas Jefferson

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? - Unknown

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

Years steal fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; and life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim. - Lord Byron

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

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

Telephone: An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. - Ambrose Bierce

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

She's so fat she's my two best friends. She wears stretch caftans. She's got more chins than the Chinese telephone directory. - Joan Rivers

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


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