A video that went viral on social media early on Monday morning shows several rental cars from President Biden’s Secret Service team suddenly catching fire in a parking lot at the Nantucket Airport.
Less than 24 hours after they were returned, five high-end vehicles can be seen on the now-viral video burning in a parking area at the Nantucket Airport.
A Nantucket resident blog on Instagram, who captured the entire incident and provided explanations for how it occurred, first posted the now-viral video.
The president and his family traveled in the cars that they had hired from Hertz while spending Thanksgiving on the island off the coast of Massachusetts.
Nevertheless, Mandy News’ source indicates that no casualties were reported, despite the fact that the cars, which were burned close to the airport’s jet fuel tanks, suffered severe damage.
The affected cars include a Ford Expedition, a Chevy Suburban, a Ford Explorer, a Jeep Gladiator, an Infiniti QX80, and a Ford Explorer. According to the Nantucket Current, the Ford Expedition is now the subject of a battery recall and hasn’t been serviced.
According to the report, Michael Cranson, the chief of Nantucket’s fire department, applauded the efforts of the Airport firefighters and his personnel, as well as those of the rental vehicle businesses, NPD, and towing firms for their cooperation.
Following the extinguishment of the fire, the airport also released the following statement:
- “At approximately 5:22 am Airport shift staff observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area through the Airport’s Closed Circuit Television System. Staff activated the Alert system and responded to the fire in Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department. Combined fire resources responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged. The Airport is currently coordinating with rental car agencies and agency partners to ensure scene safety. There is no longer an active fire at this time: the Airport is open, and aeronautical operations are not affected.”
Although the cause of the fire is still being investigated, the manufacturer had issued a battery recall for one of the cars, a Ford Expedition. Although it had been booked for service as part of the recall, sources said that a new battery had not been installed.
The video and photos can be seen below.