Originally Posted by denlin68
OP when you saw the fire did you try to close the hood right away?
Opening the hood probably allowed more oxygen to fuel the fire .... it reminded of what happened to one of my tuna fishing ship ... there was a electrical wiring that that caused a fire in the engine room... the captain opened the engine room hatch when he should of closed that thing shut so no oxygen goes in.
Unfortunately at the time I did not expect a fire nor did I think of closing the hood after opening it. If it was open or closed, I still expect the fire to have caused as much damage, as there would have been oxygen from underneath the car.