A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames, using bottles of beer.
After the incident took place, the Police told a global news agency that the man was on the highway near the town of Hoesbach in Bavaria the day before when he smelled something odd in his car. As soon as he pulled over, he spotted flames under the hood of his car. He quickly grabbed bottles of beer from a case in his car, splashed the beer on the fire-affected areas and quenched the flames. Authorities said that the fire department responded but there was nothing left for them to do, as per local reports.
A man on Twitter gave an example of Col. Potter from TV show M*A*S*H who once used bottles of wine to fill an overheated radiator,
Col. Potter once used bottles of wine to fill an overheated radiator. Klinger had worked so hard to make that trade with the Canadians too.— Jim Martinez (@JimMartinezSA) September 25, 2019
Another felt bad for the man and his beer:
I can imagine the guy standing there putting out the fire and crying.— William Hughes (@wmhughes10) September 25, 2019
There were mixed reactions on Twitter, some people found the incident hilarious and comical, while others expressed their genuine concerns for the man's well being.
Then there was a man who shared another post regarding Germany's car industry, with respect to the incident
That's gotta be one of the most German things I've read so far today.— Jim (@Kosher71) September 25, 2019
Seriously, though. I'm surprised fire suppression systems aren't standard on vehicles in Europe.https://t.co/jGpOFj7ABo