CHiPs: Season 5, Episode 20

Flare Up (7 Mar. 1982)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Jon is hospitalized for breathing chlorine gas. Ponch is falsely accused of assault.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernestine Barrier ...
Old Lady
Grandfather Cross
Susannah Darrow ...
Dean Dittman ...
Officer Jebediah Turner
Jeff Eagle ...
Douglas Emerson ...
Little Boy
Brodie Greer ...
Dr. Patricia Fairfield
Christina Maria Hutter ...
Little Girl


Jon is hospitalized for breathing chlorine gas. Ponch is falsely accused of assault.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 March 1982 (USA)  »

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After Ponch talks to the grandfather, he rides off and in the audio portion the motorcycle engine revs high and he shifts gears, indicating significant speed. The driveway as shown would not have allowed him to do so. See more »

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Reacting Chemicals
9 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Flare Up,the CHP Officers learn about the dangers of reacting chemicals that puts people on the road in danger and the truck carry them gets involved in an accident.Jon has to go to hospital after breathing chlorine gas at an accident.Also in this episode,a former juvenile delinquent accuses Ponch of police brutality he pulls over for speeding despite the fact that he didn't even write him a ticket.Ponch gets his hand full with him.

This episode provide interesting concept on how the CHP deal with reacting chemicals particularly hydroacetic acid especially when it causes a chemical spill on the road.

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