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  • Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid 'LincVolt' car (electric w/biodiesel generator)

    11/16/2010 8:43:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Melvin
    The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday. Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car. Young assembled a team of workers in 2008 to convert...