I was picking up a train ticket tonight at Ostkreuz when I saw tons of police and firemen running around. Seems as if some crazy person had decided to burn some cars (again…). It was insane, especially because the fire didn’t seem to be controllable and the firemen actually pushed the flames from one car to another. I’m almost sure it was only one car that was put on fire (and it kept on lighting up again) – but the firemen concentrated on one car, while pushing the flames to the neighbouring cars, then trying to control those, while the first car would already stand in flames again. What an embarrassing play to watch.
Dear Berlin firemen, this is not the first incidence of this kind. Please start practicing to extinguish burning cars, so you don’t cause more damage than necessary. And dear fire bugs: Please move to another city. WTF?!
All photos: Carolin Weinkopf