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Russian car fire caught on dash cam

There are a few natural laws that should be observed at all times: don’t tug on Superman’s cape, don’t spit in the wind, don’t pull the mask of the Lone Ranger, don’t mess around with Jim (presumably Cornette), and don’t smoke a cigarette in the vicinity of an open gas container in a cramped setting.

Guess which law the lady in the following video broke:

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Amazingly, at the 22-second mark, you can see flames erupt from beneath and outside the vehicle. It’s kind of like that scene in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, except it’s terrifying.

Russian car fire caught on dash cam

When the car pulls off to the side of the road, a 31-year-old woman improbably emerges as the car is engulfed in flames. Remarkably, she suffered only non-life threatening burns to her face and hands.

As you might have guessed, the spontaneous combustion was not so spontaneous—the woman was carrying an unsecured can of gasoline that was leaking fumes into the vehicle. Being oblivious to the no-doubt overwhelming scent of fuel, she lit a cigarette. The results: a unicorn rode down on a cloud with an armful of cold beers and a document spelling out the true path to zen.

Russian car fire caught on dash cam

Just kidding. It was totally a carfire. Maybe the lady will consider switching to vapes next time.

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