President Joe Biden’s rented Secret Service automobiles burst into flames in a car parking zone Monday, simply someday after he left his Nantucket trip.
Biden spent Thanksgiving on the ritzy Massachusetts island together with his household final week. The Secret Service rented 5 automobiles from Hertz to hold the president and his household, and all 5 of them caught fireplace within the car parking zone, in line with footage first obtained by the Nantucket Present.
Footage exhibits firefighters spraying down the smoldering stays of 1 automobile’s engine block. The 5 automobiles included a Chevy Suburban, Ford Explorer, Infiniti QX80, Ford Expedition and a Jeep Gladiator.
The automobiles had been parked on the Nantucket airport and the blaze reportedly unfold to simply 40 ft away from the power’s jet gas tanks. It’s at the moment unknown what brought about the hearth. Fox Information reached out to the White Home for info, however they didn’t instantly reply.
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“At roughly 5:22 am Airport shift workers noticed an energetic fireplace within the rental automobile overflow space by the Airport’s Closed Circuit Tv System,” the airport stated in an announcement to the Present. “Workers activated the Alert system and responded to the hearth in Airport-3, the place they had been met by responding items from Nantucket Hearth Division and Nantucket Police Division.”
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“Mixed fireplace assets responded and contained the hearth. A number of automobiles had been broken. The Airport is at the moment coordinating with rental automobile companies and company companions to make sure scene security, There isn’t a longer an energetic fireplace presently: the Airport is open, and aeronautical operations are usually not affected,” the assertion continued.
Biden spent the Nantucket weekend celebrating the vacation together with his household, telling reporters that they weren’t having any discussions a couple of potential presidential run in 2024.
The Bidens stayed at a waterfront compound alongside Nantucket Harbor. The members of the family on the journey included Ashley and Hunter Biden. The household has a greater than 40-year custom of spending Thanksgiving on the island.
The getaway was the primary trip for the Biden household since they went to a different secluded East Coast island in August, when the president, first girl and Hunter Biden all flew on Air Power One to Kiawah Island in South Carolina.
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Outings round main holidays and within the late summer season are usually not unusual for U.S. presidents. Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump all took comparable holidays all through their time in workplace. Bush would usually spend the time at his Texas ranch, whereas Obama and Trump each most well-liked golf resorts in New England.