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5 Cars Secret Service Rented For Biden Family Trip Erupted In Flames After They Were Returned

Nantucket, MA – Five cars that the U.S. Secret Service rented to help ferry President Joe Biden’s family around Nantucket Island on Thanksgiving weekend burst into flames in the airport parking lot the day after they were returned.

Secret Service agents rented five vehicles from the Hertz at the Nantucket Airport to carry President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, and their families around the tony island getaway popular with wealthy Democratic lawmakers, the New York Post reported.

The Biden family, which has a 40-plus year tradition of spending Thanksgiving on the ritzy island, stayed at a waterfront compound along Nantucket Harbor.

President Biden refused to discuss politics or his potential to run for re-election in 2024 during his trip, telling reporters he was enjoying family time.

Secret Service agents rented a Chevy Suburban, a Ford Explorer, an Infiniti QX80, a Ford Expedition, and a Jeep Gladiator from Hertz for the week, the New York Post reported.

When the President’s family left the island on Nov. 29, the Secret Service agents returned the five rented vehicles to the rental agency, FOX News reported.

Hours later, early on the morning of Nov. 28, all five of the vehicles that had been rented for the Biden family erupted in flames.

The massive blaze spread quickly and got within 40 feet of the airport’s jet fuel tanks, FOX News reported.

“At approximately 5:22 am Airport shift staff observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area through the Airport’s Closed Circuit Television System,” Nantucket Memorial Airport said in a statement.

“Staff activated the Alert system and responded to the fire in Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department,” the statement continued.

“Combined fire resources responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged,” according to the airport.

“The Airport is currently coordinating with rental car agencies and agency partners to ensure scene safety,” the statement read. “There is no longer an active fire at this time: the Airport is open, and aeronautical operations are not affected.”

Video footage of the scene showed firefighters hosing down the remains of the burned vehicles.

Authorities said the incident remains under investigation.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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