Jeep Wrangler Catches Fire & Burns - Overland Car Camping Trip Ends in Disaster

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gundog4314 : There would have been a lot of swear bleeps in this vid if that had been me. You're a class act Casey

Michael Lee : Couldn’t believe my ears when he said he’s buying another Rubicon

Nicholas Sorrentino : Pretty sure I'd switch to a Toyota after this

handicapitation : I used to be a Jeep fanatic...... Until I owned one.

Isaak Stagl : The responses on this video are honestly appalling. This is the first time I have ever watched a Coyote Works video, and in no way does this come off to me as anything other than an accident. Let me try to debunk some of the ludicrous theories I am finding below, all relating to how this is an insurance scam. 1. Why did it catch on fire in the first place? Well, how many of you are familiar with the climate of where he was when this happened? Washington and Oregon have been VERY dry places for a while, especially lately with huge drought seasons these last two years. Look at how much of the West coast burned up this summer from wildfires due to droughts. He's been driving around in tall dry grass all day, certainly has been getting caught up in the undercarriage of this vehicle. Let us not forget that the engine has been operating this whole time, whether or not it was shut off a few times still does not mean it would cool down quickly. The exhaust system guaranteed would burn you if you touched it. The catalytic converters are INCREDIBLY hot devices in the exhaust system to burn off excessive fuels before exhausting gasses into the atmosphere (we're talking 400 degrees plus, on the outside of the unit. Terms double inside). Those paired with dry grass is a recipe for a fire, but let's not think about that, eh? 2. Why was he so "over prepared"? Well, he's going camping in an area he's unfamiliar with. By the sounds of it, he's been doing this for a while and knows what sort of things can happen, and especially if you're under prepared. I can only assume most of you keyboard cowboys have never gone camping, and if you did it was at some campsite, not the wilderness of a desert. 3. It's the perfect cover up because he drove to the middle of nowhere. What?! He was using his Jeep for literally what it was built and designed to do. I know it's the new norm for these JK Jeeps to be mall crawlers and soccer mom mobiles for some god-forsaken reason but little do you know this is what these vehicles are designed to do! Go off and drive around in places your Camry can't! 4. It's hard for me to believe that any of you fools actually watched this video, or at least paid attention to what he was saying. He took an image of the smoke. Literally takes 2 seconds. TWO FUCKING SECONDS. Try it for yourself. He also added that he didn't set up any recording until after the fire was too far gone. "Why did he waste all that time setting up cameras"? Considering he was going out to shoot video, there is a great chance the cameras were already on the tripods. If any of you have actually ever used a camera on a tripod you know there is no way to set it on the ground without running the risk of damaging the camera, because unless the legs are extended, the camera is vulnerable to the harsh desert floor (rocks, sand = scratching, packing charging ports/lenses/mics with sand and basically destroying a camera). If you're going to go as far as setting your tripod down in the upright position, WHY WOULD YOU NOT RECORD IT WHEN YOU'RE A "JOURNALIST" (of sorts, vlogger, same difference). 5. A lot of people have been commenting on how calm and collected he was and how that is a surefire explanation that this was planned. Or you know, he edited out the bits where he was running around pulling his hair out, screaming profanity, kicking and throwing rocks like we probably all would be if we're watching our $45,000+ (base MSRP) plus modifications and the equipment he didn't get out not factored into that price. The magic of video editing software, wow!! 6. Why didn't he grab his wallet but had his keys? Well I feel that it is not only common sense to bring your keys with you whenever you're out of your vehicle, despite if there's nobody in a 30+ mile radius to steal it without your knowledge. How about the fact that he could leave the keys in the ignition and the doors lock once he closes the door? Has happened to me a multitude of times and is the exact reason I always roll a window down if I am leaving my keys in the car OR just put them in my pocket. Why would he be carrying his wallet around when he is in the desert, as opposed to leaving it in the center console, cup holder, glove box because he knows (and anyone else with a brain) that there are no ATMs or restaurants in the middle of the desert, plus he would be running the risk of falling or dropping his wallet somewhere in the desert and not realize it until he is back in civilization, then would attempt to backtrack potentially 100s of miles to try to find a wallet? No. Just leave that shit in the car, considering you obviously don't need it. ALSO. Once you see the cabin is on fire, you don't see him go into the front doors for any reason, probably because, well you know the dashboard and front seats are on fire. This brings me to my next point-blank 7. I have seen people comment about if the engine/under carriage caught fire then how did the interior despite the obviously named "firewall" being in the way. Well it is abundantly clear to me that the people saying these things have absolutely no understanding on how a car works, which really isn't a surprise but let me clarify that for you. The firewall is not completely sealed off from the engine bay. It's biggest purpose of course is protecting YOU from a fire in the immediate sense of you will not get burnt if the engine spontaneously combusts so and gives you time to get out. There are holes in the firewall that things go through, like rubber hoses, plastic things bolt to it that will inevitably melt and fall onto the carpet, inside the dashboard and light other things on fire. Educate yourself and watch some car fire videos on YouTube and be in awe of how fast they travel, whether it's from the engine to passenger compartment, or vise versa. 8. There are multiple fire personnel commenting on this video below this comment that surely you must have scrolled past to post your ridiculous opinions. Surely those personnel could be self-proclaimed but I have my doubts. These said personnel are commending him for his efforts to create a fire line to stop the potential to start a range fire, a very realistically and terrifying situation when you're trapped in the brush. When brush is that dry, with a strong wind a fire can travel upwards of 60mph. With no vehicle to drive away from it in (considering it's on fire) you surely cannot outrun that, and he has to stay there and try to live, why would he not try to contain the fire to the best of his abilities? I don't mean attempting to save the Jeep either, that thing was written off the moment he used up the fire extinguisher. Also, he said the fire started behind the engine. Do yourself a favor and look behind the engine in your car and see how much of anything you can see, let alone try to blindly stick a fire extinguisher in there and put out flames you cannot even see. 9. Why didn't he call the firetruck/why did he call a towtruck. This is actually quite simple. he had mentioned he was at least 30 miles from pavement, but did not mention how far he was from any sort of a town. Y'all act like the fire department is right around the corner, and truthfully it's a reach assuming they would even drive 50+ miles there, and then drive the tanker out into the Sandy desert where it has a very realistic possibility of getting stuck. They're also not going to dispatch a helicopter with whatever it is because, same as the fire truck, by the time a crew responded and loaded up into a truck and drove 50+ miles, or some pilots were rounded up, a chopper filled with some sort of fire extinguishing material, the fire would have burned itself out. This of course is assuming a range fire did not start. Why did he call a town truck? Well, do you expect him to just leave a burned up Jeep sitting out in the roughage indefinitely? Do you people actually have brains in your head? I mean even a little common sense goes a long way. I shouldn't even have to type all this out but for some reason I feel morally obligated to say something on behalf of this chap who just lost his adventuring vehicle and the first thing you idiots can say is "insurance fraud" FOH. Yet, somehow you morons will still try to find a way to argue with me after Iiterally spelled it out for you.

Jay Flat Out : Buddy I can't believe how inspirational you are. I've never seen someone so calm and collected in the face of a disaster. Well done to you sir.

Alex Peach : Hot trans fluid dripping on an even hotter exhaust... Seen it happen before it's a known issue.

nahmanini sithole : Did you save the weed dude? Tell me you saved the weed.

Lisas PE : Jeep smoke, don't breathe that!

86Hilux22R : Looks to me like someone should have bought a Toyota.

QUANTRELL BISHOP : Who in the right mind when seeing their vehicle catch fire would have the time to set up cameras So he could get good angles to capture it

Will Flaxington : "Shop for a new Jeep Rubicon", your's just caught fire for no reason. Move on to a Tacoma or something, but not anther huge campfire.

John P : people can be replaced - jeeps and equipment cost money

Leo : „It’s still a beautiful night* sits casually infront of his actively burning Jeep😂😂 you really kept your cool! Respect!

Anthony W. : So many morons commenting on this video who dont regularly watch coyoteworks videos. Im glad youre okay casey, sorry about your jeep, you have taken us all on so many great adventures in that jeep its sad to see it go. Please ignore the assholes, every 13 year old now thinks theyre qualified to investigate matters of fraud just because mommy bought them an iphone that has internet access.

Survival Lilly : damn it you did a really good work containing this fire. really glad you had that shovel on you. also imagine if this happens to you in a shtf situation. that is why it is important to never go alone.

Don O : You dont have a jacket or a long sleeve shirt but have lights for your video

T West : The U.S. Navy just purchased 5000 Rubicons for the 7th fleet, once they are painted gray they make perfect anchors - plus they are so ugly even barnacles won't attach to them!

TheSPAZZANATER : i would look at other vehicals. jeep is slowly converting to 4wd fiats

Sergeant Zombo : A lot of people claiming it was insurance fraud. I am more inclined to believe it was not. Take this as my opinion and worth a grain of salt. But it looks like he parked the Jeep and got out after a day of driving and the hot exhaust caught the brush beneath the Jeep on fire and it spread up into the engine. I off-road Jeeps and live near a very popular off-road Park and know of several Wranglers that have burnt to the ground. They went from on fire to out of control very quickly. A couple from Florida brought their Jeep up here, sat the back end down on a rock and put a hole in the gasoline tank and it burnt to the ground. It looks like he tried to put it out and wasted his fire extinguisher only for it to flare up again and spread. He didn't start filming until the fire was so out of control that there was no point in trying to stop it. Also, the guy Vlogs for a living(Or partial living) so I don't imagine setting up a camera to film the Jeep for his Vlog would take long once you have all of the important stuff you need out of his Jeep. At some point, like he did, you have to realize the Jeep is not going to stop burning and then focus your efforts on getting everything out of it you need to survive the next few days given how far into the wilderness he was. The video seemed like a legit accident to me. Why didn't he call the Fire Department? Who knows what was going through his head as his Jeep is burning down. Maybe he didn't consider it. He probably should have but that far out, would have taken them forever to get there.

Travis Rabble : Top of the line in utility sports, Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts! Canyonero! Canyonero! (Yah!)

mark pope : Interesting how he thought to use the shovel to throw sand to put out the grass fire but not to put out the original fire. Why would he need three days to “sort things out” or not have already used his phone to contact his friend with his gps coordinates which he does later. Phone batteries go down over time so why not call someone now instead of planning on being there for days?

Reece Martin : when fate is telling you, you bought the wrong car.

Anthony M : Your exhaust probably caught the high brush on fire as you stopped the Jeep

Elmo : what size fire exthinguisher did you have, it looks pretty small:/

bob grass : dam tumble weeds . i had a pine stick stuck under my jeep and was smelling campfire for a few days. lol i was luckey

Luis Guevara : Buy a toyota

Pieter Hartzer : Respect for working so hard to prevent the fire spreading!

Butch Cassidy : "It's a JEEP thing"

MeMad Max : I smell insurance fraud. >_>

ThisJustin350 : More than likely, and its really common. Hot catalytic converters on dry grass. usually happens on the side of a highway, but its possible here.

K Erdo : Doesn't sound genuine to me! does it?

Taras Alexandrovich : totally crazy! Good job making sure fire does not spread! were you at all able to get insurance involved? BTW, JKs had an issue where crap from the road would get stuck between the little skid and t-case right by the exhaust/header and it would start a fire. Was that your issue?

Elis : People on the internet who give their expert opinions on everything like explaining why this wasn't an accident must have never had any real world experience with anything. Your parents probably still do your washing but you are experts on anything posted on the internet. How many cars have you all lit on fire? How many cars have you seen catch fire? You dumb cunts have no idea about anything.

bashpr0mpt : PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: FIRE NEEDS AIR. Do not open your bonnet, or tailgate, and allow a perfect windflow for your vehicle to incinerate then expect your insurers to pay out. If this guys insurers do, he got lucky. This would be considered negligence by any underwriter. Do so at your own peril, and only if you want to enjoy the world's most expensive camp fire.

M.T. Larry : OTOH, looks to think not but does

James Cockerham : >drinks coconut water to be healthy >does dip

Crazy Med1c : As a Fire Fighter I can tell you two things , 1 The small extinguisher you had was not going to do much, 2 Amazing job keeping your Jeep Fire From Becoming a 100,000 acre Wild-land Fire , As A JKUR owner my heart breaks for you. Good Job! keeping a Cool Head and setting a good example for your Viewers for a worst case scenario!

BajaShine : Just a suggestion & nothing against Coyote Works, For future reference get more familiar with your own catylitic converter so if it does start a fire you'll know where to look & aim your extinguisher.

GRHmedia : Dry brush around exhaust would be my guess seen it happen many times.

TheNOISYCar1 : 3:21 Ford Model A front fender and side sill remains

Blackwater House Cork : Having experienced Two Vehicle Fires Myself, I now always carry a GPS enabled Emergency PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) to Summon Help from Search and Rescue, should the Need ever arise. Gives Me a measure of Peace of Mind for the next time.

D.J. KORO : "I Don't Know Guys, I Don't Think There Gonna Be Able To Repair It" !!! LOl Mate That Is The Quote Of The Year !!! Awesome

Joe Shmoo : John Marstons house

Darryl Hetherington : All sounds like an insurance scam...Why on earth would you stop in the middle of nowhere and remove the keys??? To make the insurance assessor not have a 'loophole'? If it wasn't a crime scene it must just be a Jeep Thing...We own a 'Jeep Recovery vehicle (1987 Landcruiser bought for $4k)

Drifter Chance : Why did it start electrical fire start it

Sgt G : The way you conducted yourself during and after the fire, is of the highest order.

Korn Akopia : I saved a lot of money by switching to Geico.......... Then my jeep burned and insurance went up. {^oo^}

hail Davis : God dam bro!!!!

mimixownzall : I'm pretty sure that the fire wasn't from brush where he is parked. Perhaps it was from some brush that had gotten stuck up under his vehicle while traveling through it earlier, but it doesn't look like it is high enough or thick enough when he had it parked.