Dan Carney from MSNBC provides some perspective on the fires noted in the Volt crash tests. Under most circumstances you will have a minimum of at least three days to exit the damaged car before a fire starts. This should more than sufficient time for the jaws of life to extract you from the car. For a car with a large gas tank the time to exit would be considerably less than three days. GM spokesman, Dan Martin notes that outside the test facility none of the five or six severe Chevy Volt crashes has resulted in a fire.