Neil Young’s warehouse fire started in hybrid car
A three-alarm fire that damaged a San Carlos warehouse containing memorabilia belonging to rocker Neil Young started in a vintage car that he had converted into a hybrid vehicle, authorities said Tuesday.
The Nov. 9 blaze was reported at 2:55 a.m. by security personnel at the warehouse Young rents at 593 Quarry Road west of Highway 101. Firefighters found flames shooting through the roof and doused the blaze within 15 minutes, authorities said.
An investigation determined that the fire started in a 1959 Lincoln Continental and spread to the warehouse. Young had outfitted the car with electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator as part of his company called LincVolt.
I knew it - Hybrids are unsafe!!!