Don't Scream 'Is This Your First Fire?' At The Firefighter Trying To Save Your Vintage Camaro

If our vintage classic car was getting incinerated in a trailer, we'd be pretty upset, but we wouldn't scream "is this your first fire?!" at the responding firefighters, unlike this vocal Illinois woman.


The Arlington Cardinal reports that the driver saw his trailer smoking when he was bringing back his '69 Camaro from a high school charity car show, but he initially dismissed it as road dust. Eventually he smelled smoke, but it was already too late. By the time firefighters responded and connected a hose to a hydrant, the Camaro was engulfed in flames.

We trust that the firefighters did their best, but that didn't stop the wife of the driver from screaming at them.

Oh, my God! Water!

Is this your first fire?

Oh, my God! They're going to let the fucking thing blow!

We hope she apologized afterwards. At least no one was harmed in the fire.

(Hat tip to Evan!)


GåßëÊdwå®d§: Back in black.

It's a shame about your trailer queen SS.

It is too bad you didn't use an open trailer so she could breathe fresh air and get a bug on the windscreen occasionally. I imagine that was why she self-immolated. I would have too if I was trailered in a closed box to HS charity car shows.

The other benefits of an open trailer are as follows:

1. You can see your car in the mirrors.

2. The treasured car is not 40 feet behind you.

3. You can see behind your trailer.

4. It's not a 5th wheel hookup.

5. You might have been able to inspect your car after you loaded it up.

6. Firestarter-type products can't smolder underneath your queen until she lights.

7. You might have noticed smoke sooner.

8. You might have been able to remedy the fire before calling 911.

9. The fire might not have happened because the smoldering thingy might have cooled in the 35mph breeze. (Or not, I'm just trying to round out the list at this point).

10. Your other shit (in the trailer) would not have been ruined.

On the other hand, judging you by your $80k truck, $40k trailer and $75k show car... and the fact that you let your wife out of the house with those $500 Chanel (or are they Gucci?) shades on top of that $40 Walmart mom's outfit... we can tell that "money" and "taste" mean little to you.

You will call your insurance company.

They will cut you a check.

You'll buy a new toyhauler.

You will buyback the Camaro shell and then sell it on eBay as scrap while keeping the VIN.

You will buy a Dynacorn body and "restore" it.

You will take the leftover money and buy a ski boat, or a quad, or a Corvette.

Your wife will get an iPhone 5 and some new Uggs to go with her winter wear.

I know it feels awful right now, watching that beauty burn, but rest easy knowing that it will all be okay in just a few short months (punctuated by angry phone calls because those bastards at the insurance company haven't paid you yet) and you will be ready for the winter build project or Wyoming deer hunting.

Don't yell at firefighters. They save lives.

What the fuck have you done?

Nobody cares.