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Burning BMW Extinguished With Gushing Liquid Shit

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If your car was on fire, would you consider running around and yelling “HELP! HELP! My car is on fire? Does anyone have diarrhea and can shit-squirt the fire on my car away?” No? Well, perhaps you should, because languid streams of raw sewage does seem to work for putting out a car fire, as we can see in this Russian video of a BMW being extinguished by lazy arcs of liquid waste. Is the result better than if the car had just burned down, though? I’m not certain.

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According to Russia Times, this miserable nightmare happened in Samara, when the BMW X6 had some sort of engine fire. I suppose luckily—in the absolute most generous sense of that word—a sewage tanker was nearby and able to lend a hand:

I can’t imagine what that liquid feces must have smelled like as it contacted the piping-hot metal of the burning car, and there’s something about the languid, low-pressure, chunky brown stream of that fetid broth that just makes this even worse.

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It looks like the fire was put out in time, though that engine compartment is now liberally doused in liquid shit, so I think we can call this a pyrrhic victory, at best.

Maybe give ads you see selling Russian-market fire-damaged BMW X6s a pass for a month or two.

(Thanks? Autoblog)

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)

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What a crappy way to put out a fire.