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Man drives burning car to fire station to get quicker service

By Mason White 11:24 AM June 3, 2013
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By: John Roberts
A man, whose car was on fire, did not want to risk his car being totally burned while waiting for the fire department to arrive, so he decided to drive his burning car over to the fire department in order to receive quick service, according to a statement released by the Austrian fire department.

The Austrian firefighters were quite happy as they did not have to leave their posts to cope with the latest fire emergency. The fire came over to their place.

Fireman Roland Brandl said his colleagues were doing work at the station in the city of Pregarten Wednesday when a fast-moving car suddenly approached the fire station while on flames.

The man grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. No one was injured.
The fire apparently was caused by a cleaning cloth that was under the hood of the car.
The unidentified driver drove about 1 kilometer or just over half a mile to the station after a passerby alerted him to the fire.