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Editors Note: A large number of cars around the WTC towers caught on fire before and after the destruction of the WTC towers.


The Destruction Of Each World Trade Center Tower Generated A Hot Density Current

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Some cars were burnt before the demolitions: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/9110241.PDF


There were cars burning in the parking lots over here, big paper debris fires going on all over the place. nytimes.com_p10


I LOCKED MY BIKE UP ON DEY BETWEEN BROADWAY AND FULTON ... SO THEN I WENT BACK TO MY BIKE I WENT BACK TO MY BIKE WHICH WAS ON DEY AND SHE WAS COMPLETELY A MESS HER TIRES WERE BURNT OFF -JASON CHARLES FDNY EMT BATTALION 13 nytimes.com


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Q. Everybody tells me all these vehicles were on fire. What do you attribute all these vehicles being on fire to?

A. I believe it must have been from the debris falling and the heat just started hitting the cars and starting cars on fire. There were an awful lot of cars burning, an awful lot. It had to be radiated heat or just stuff falling on cars and setting them on fire. There were numerous cars burning, numerous. -Paul Curran FDNY Fire Patrol 3 nytimes.com


So we're finally just kind of peering around the rubble pile and we see the car, and the only way we recognized it was that it looked like it had some molten light bar on the top, not that it was recognizable as a light bar, just a little heap of molten something that maybe, you know, you could say that once was a light bar. We look inside and actually the car is not crushed or anything, it's just burnt. The only thing that was left in that car that was recognizable at all was the metal piece of a stethoscope and some melted chips from my Palm Pilot and that was it. -Chief Zachary Goldfarb FDNY EMS Division 3 nytimes.com


I remember too, the cars started to explode inside the parking lot. I mean, the cars started cooking off, they started going off, boom, boom, boom, boom. I remember that. -Michael D'Angelo FDNY EMT nytimes.com


There were about - seemed like 40 car fires goingto the left in a large lot. -Frank Gribbon FDNY Deputy Fire Commissioner nytimes.com


I turned to our left, the officer was there, there was an SUV burning on the left-hand side. -Firefighter Edward Kennedy FDNY Engine 44 nytimes.com


So now we start to try and go back up West Street, but 113 was on fire, there were pockets of stuff burning all over the place, cars were burning. It looked like a war zone. -Firefighter Edward Kennedy FDNY Engine 44 nytimes.com


There was a tremendous boom, explosion, we both turned around, and the top of the building was coming down at us. -Firefighter Edward Kennedy FDNY Engine 44 nytimes.com


There was a tremendous boom, explosion, we both turned around, and the top of the building was coming down at us. With this I just turned to Richie and said run. I ran half a block down, stumbled. My helmet came off. I was like a fox looking for a hole. I just saw a car, saw the back of a car, dove under the car without my helmet, covered up and held my breath as all the debris and all the wind and everything broke the windows on top. -Firefighter Edward Kennedy FDNY Engine 44 nytimes.com


After the first one fell I was running up Vessey, then I walked back down Vessey towards West Street where all the fire engines were. They were covered in debris and they’re smoldering. -James McKinley, FDNY EMTD Battalion 8 nytimes.com


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A parking lot several blocks away from Ground Zero becomes a graveyard of melted and mashed cars. Reports/backissues/01winter.pdf harvard.edu Reports/backissues/01winter.pdf harvard.edu harvard.edu image_source more on 44-46.pdf


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So when we got down towards the towers, we kind of got separated inadvertently, because there were jumpers, and they were pretty much landing right in front of us, and it was hazardous. That fireman from 216 -- I think it was from 216 -- that got hit by a jumper, he was right next to us, right close to us, so when he had gotten hit, somehow as a company, we split up.

Between that -- and there was -- the whole block I think was on fire. All the parked cars were on fire. There were a couple of firemen hooked up right to a hydrant fighting the car fires. -Firefighter Peter Giammarino FDNY Engine 58 nytimes.com


I remember just walking up that block. That first block, all the cars were on fire. They weren't totally engulfed in flames, but there was fire on them and their tires were exploding. I just remember how quiet it was walking up that block. Everything was quiet except for the explosions of tires and stuff like that. -Firefighter James Murphy FDNY nytimes.com


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