YouTuber Gets Stranded After His Jeep Wrangler Bursts Into Flames In The Middle Of Nowhere

Vehicle fires are always unfortunate, but they’re especially bad when you’re in the middle of nowhere. That’s exactly what happened to YouTuber Casey Kaiser who was filming an off-road adventure with his Jeep Wrangler.

About ten minutes into the video, Kaiser is looking for a place to camp for the night. As he’s looking, he comes across a gate that needs to be opened. He turns off the Jeep and hops outside, but notices smoke coming from underneath the hood.

Kaiser opened the hood and the rush of oxygen apparently helped the fire grow. Thankfully, Kaiser had a fire extinguisher with him and used it to combat the blaze. He continued spraying the extinguisher until it was empty and it initially seemed to be working pretty well.

Unfortunately, the flames flared back up when the extinguisher was empty so Kaiser grabbed a couple of gallons of water to pour onto the fire. This appeared to have worked, but the fire had already spread to the passenger compartment.

Realizing the gravity of the situation, Kaiser abandoned the firefighting effort and decided to grab as much equipment from the Jeep as he could. This was pretty important as Kaiser was about 30 miles (48 km) away from main roads in “some of the most remote desert in Oregon.”

Over the course of the next few minutes, the fire spread and eventually engulfed the Wrangler in flames. Kaiser then focused on preventing the fire from spreading to the nearby vegetation.

After the fire eventually burned itself out, Kaiser was able to send his GPS coordinates to friend who picked him up in the morning. It’s still unclear what started the fire, but thankfully he made it out okay.

H/T to Jalopnik


  • 101st ABN

    A Youtuber aye? Im saying this shytt was staged for more Youtube ‘likes’.


  • Perry F. Bruns

    Guess not everyone wants to keep it like the Kaiser.

  • steve

    Probably a setup!

  • Jason Miller

    What a sad life some people live. And I’m not talking about the guy in the video.

  • Ryan50

    The middle of no where. 30 miles away from civilization? Ha

  • charlotteharry57

    Probably spending way too much time on YouTube and forgot routine maintenance (or had no time for it).

  • Mark Ramsey

    Wow. Shocking for an FCA product………

  • Harry_Wild

    At least he doe not have to go through the trouble of getting help out of nowhere. .the fire and smoke is a very good sign for authorities to go investigate what going on!

  • Vern Suesse

    Well, that’s what happens when you park your hot vehicle over a dried out bush…

  • Wolverine350R

    I am curious how the insurance went with this, especially with all the extra equipment that burnt with the jeep.

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