Flaming Mercedes-Benz Runs Away from Firefighters

OK, here’s a quick tip for when your car catches fire: before you get out and try to extinguish the fire manually or wait for the firemen to do it, don’t forget to put it in park or pull the handbrake. Especially if the car is near a slope or a ridge.
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Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Otherwise you could end up like these firefighters in the video bellow trying to put out a runaway burning Mercedes-Benz C Class W202. We have no idea what caused the fire, but by the time the fire truck reaches it, the flames had already ate half of the sedan.

The firemen quickly pulled out the hose and started putting out the fire, but there was a problem. The car was sitting at the top of a slope and the water jet pressure simply gave it a gentle push downwards towards a small village.

Luckily, the road was going left after about 50 meters and there was a sturdy guardrail mounted on the curb which did a pretty good job catching the rolling inferno coming from uphill. Otherwise, the car could have landed into someone’s living room or something.

Whose fault is this? Well, it’s like 50:50 between the owner and the firefighters. The man should have been assured the car won’t start rolling and the fire fighters should have thought the water jet is going to push the car downhill.

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