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Friday, December 04, 2009

Fire official says Jose Molina’s car was on fire

Obviously a slow burn.

The Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department dispatched three fire trucks to a car fire inside the Edgewater Mariner parking lot on River Road Nov. 5. The first fire engine to arrive on the scene, the EW-2, was able to hit the hydrant just past the burning vehicle, while the other two vehicles were on standby.

The sport utility vehicle owned by New York Yankees catcher Jose Molina went up in flames and was determined a total loss, just a day after the New York Yankees won the World Series.

“He [Molina] was heading north on River Road with two other passengers to pick up his belongings at the stadium when he smelled something burning,” said Edgewater Fire Chief Joe Chevalier. “When he saw smoke, he pulled over at the Mariner and someone from the marina came over with an extinguisher but it was no use.”

Shortly after, Chevalier arrived on the scene to find the SUV fully engulfed in flames just inside the entrance to the Edgewater Mariner.

Repoz Posted: December 04, 2009 at 09:44 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: December 04, 2009 at 01:57 PM (#3403194)
When asked if he was a New York Yankees fan, Chevalier responded, "My dad raised me to be a Mets fan, but I root for all New York teams."


I know who started the fire.
   2. TerpNats Posted: December 04, 2009 at 03:33 PM (#3403297)
I lived in Edgewater 30 years ago, when it was a sleepy little burg tucked away south of Fort Lee. The location of course hasn't changed, but it's no longer sleepy since it's been discovered by yuppies, with plenty of condos, shopping centers and a large Asian presence. And the fire department is located a block from where I lived (a studio apartment I no longer could afford).
   3. Gamingboy Posted: December 04, 2009 at 03:35 PM (#3403303)
Burnett was unavailable for comment.
   4. pthomas Posted: December 04, 2009 at 04:00 PM (#3403329)
Is "fully engulfed" worse than "engulfed"? Or were the flames in "sole possession" of the SUV?
   5. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: December 04, 2009 at 04:12 PM (#3403339)
Fire official says Jose Molina's car was on fire

Water official says Jose Molina's car was in water

Parks & recreation official says Jose Molina's car was parked and recreating

Public safety official says Jose Molina's car was publicly safe
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: December 04, 2009 at 04:17 PM (#3403344)
Or were the flames in "sole possession" of the SUV?

doesn't matter--simultaneous possession goes to the offense
   7. Repoz Posted: December 04, 2009 at 04:52 PM (#3403385)
The location of course hasn't changed, but it's no longer sleepy since it's been discovered by yuppies,

And destroyed old-town River Road along the way.
   8. esseff Posted: December 04, 2009 at 04:56 PM (#3403390)
I'm just thankful he was able to move fast enough to get out. Had to be a frightening situation for a Molina.
   9. 185/456(GGC) Posted: December 04, 2009 at 05:08 PM (#3403398)
Tony Armas's fan caught on fire in Boston back in 1986. I saw a brief mention of it in the paper and the story mentioned that someone stuck a rag into the hole you use for fueling; likethey were trying to make it a giant Molotov cocktail. But I never saw any follow up to that story.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: December 04, 2009 at 05:13 PM (#3403405)
Tony Armas's fan caught on fire in Boston back in 1986.

As if it weren't already bad enough that he only had one fan.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: December 04, 2009 at 05:14 PM (#3403407)
Tony Armas's fan caught on fire in Boston back in 1986. I saw a brief mention of it in the paper and the story mentioned that someone stuck a rag into the hole you use for fueling; likethey were trying to make it a giant Molotov cocktail. But I never saw any follow up to that story.


I'm sure the fan was just glad the whole thing was forgotten.
   12. 185/456(GGC) Posted: December 04, 2009 at 05:27 PM (#3403421)
Fan? I meant to say van. I was researching that season for a possible book. With all of my aborted attempts to write one, I probably have enough material to rival a Robert Caro tome.
   13. Swedish Chef Posted: December 04, 2009 at 05:43 PM (#3403436)
I was researching that season for a possible book.

"The big book of baseball arson"

"Top 100 MLB car wrecks"

"Too hot to handle -- the shocking story of pyromania and Red Sox fandom in the 80's"
   14. strummer Posted: December 04, 2009 at 06:15 PM (#3403459)
Fire official says Jose Molina's car was on fire

Water official says Jose Molina's car was in water

Parks & recreation official says Jose Molina's car was parked and recreating

Public safety official says Jose Molina's car was publicly safe


Serious cat says Jose Molina's car fire was serious.
   15. Walt Davis Posted: December 04, 2009 at 08:03 PM (#3403597)
I hear Molina's car caught on fire because he's been sleeping around on his wife.
   16. valuearbitrageur Posted: December 05, 2009 at 03:40 PM (#3404247)
Is a car fire hot enough to eliminate all traces of marijuana and or crack?
   17. Frisco Cali Posted: December 05, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3404289)
Is a car fire hot enough to eliminate all traces of marijuana and or crack?

And mistresses?

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