Mountain Biker's Disc Brakes Spark Wildfire In Austria

Mountain Biker's Disc Brakes Spark Wildfire In Austria

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Mountain Biker's Disc Brakes Spark Wildfire In Austria

A helicopter drops fire retardant on the blaze near Bludenz | Photo (+Cover): Muttersberg Seilbahn

A wildfire in the Muttersberg Trail area of Austria’s Voralberg regions was started by a mountain biker’s disc brakes reports Voralberg.orf.at.

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The  mountain biker in question was riding the downhill trail near Bludenz when he decided to take a break in an open meadow. Police are saying that his red hot disc brakes ultimately caused a small portion of grass to go up in flames.

Although he attempted to stamp out the fire on his own, the mountain biker’s efforts were unsuccessful and the fire spread. Ultimately local fire crews from nearby Bludenz were called in to extinguish the blaze, which they accomplished before nightfall with the help of helicopters.

Find the entire Vorlaberg.orf.at article here: Forest fire caused by mountain bikers

 

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