Parked tractor started itself and rolled toward houses
ST. JOHANN AM WIMBERG. An unusual event with a tractor occurred Tuesday on a farm in St. Petersburg. Johann am Wimberg: probably with short circuits got in motion and crashed into a garage before it got on fire.
It was around 9:40 when the car parked at the barnyard probably started due to short circuit and began to move. It was in the forefront. The tractor broke through the barn door, driving about 25 to 30 meters above the driveway, before pushing towards the owner's garage and finally fired.
The landlord's mother became aware of the fire by making noise and contacting her 46-year-old son. This warned the fire department. To prevent the flames spreading to the building, he pulled the burning tractor a few meters from the garage. As a result, he could prevent a fire in the barn. FF St. Peter Am Wimberg's forces could finally extinguish the fire.
The exact amount of damage could not be quantified yet.