Bethesda family's SUV combusts in driveway; Nissan opens investigation

  • Source: WTTG-TV FOX 5 Washington, D.C.
  • Published: 05/24/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: An SUV exploded in a Bethesda driveway, and the owner and his family say they’re fortunate to be alive. The Hill family is definitely counting their blessings. If their SUV had been parked inside their garage, it could have been catastrophic and deadly. The garage is located next to a mud room, which contains the gas line, which means the Hill's single-family house could have exploded. A time-lapse video recorded from a doorbell camera shows the 2015 Nissan Murano beginning to smoke under the hood, and then suddenly catching on fire in the driveway. It happened on May 14, around 5:45 Tuesday morning. The Hills say the fire caused the airbags to explode, waking them up, their five-year-old twins, and their 7-year-old.


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