There've been a lot of fires here in Killeen this new year but they have all happened in residential areas.

But the first reported car fire happened yesterday, and wow!

What a sight!

More on that in a minute...

 

Reported Killeen Fires So Far In 2022

On February 9th, a Killeen fire displaced 7 people including one adult and three children who were at home at the time of the fire. No one was hurt, but because of the impact of the fire, the home was rendered uninhabitable.

Eight days earlier, on February 1st, 2 people were displaced by a fire in Killeen.

Residents in an apartment complex say a man was smoking in his unit when the fire occurred.

Just yesterday, a Killeen woman died in a fire on Lake Road.

 

Fire On Central Texas Expressway In Killeen

I am a part of the group What's Happening In Killeen/ Fort Hood, so while scrolling on their page I saw this crazy video (uploaded by Eithyn Gray) Monday of a car bursting into flames on Central Texas Expressway!

From what I can see, the cause of the fire is unknown and there haven't been any published reports of what happened.

It doesn't seem like anyone was injured as firefighters were present, but it raises the question of what makes a car explode into flames like that in the first place.

 

What To Do If Your Car Catches Fire

According to State Farm Insurance, some car fires are caused by collisions, but most come from issues like faulty wiring and cigarettes being left in the car. The fires can occur near the wheels and brakes, under the hood, and in other places.

Here is what is suggested from State Farm, if a fire starts in your car:

- Stop The Car

- Get everyone out of the car

- Stand at least 1000 feet

- Call 911

- Alert oncoming traffic

Here's more information on what to do if a fire starts in your car.

 

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

 

 

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

 

 

Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]

As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.

Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.

Then I visited Buc-ee's.

What is Buc-ee's?

If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!

You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.


Buc-ee's Has Expanded

According to their site, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon

Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open "The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.
Yikes!

I've Never Turned Left

In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.

I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)


But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!

For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.

I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.

Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.

So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!