19.8.19, It was 1:36 in the morning when firefighters were called out to the Volvo heavy goods vehicle garage of Scherwiller (Bas-Rhin). A fire had destroyed four buses inside. In spreading, it also damaged a fifth one, now unusable, as well as the back of a truck. The manager was awakened in the middle of the night and feared that the fire would reach many more large vehicles parked in the car park and the building. Five hoses were deployed to extinguish the fire.
No one was hurt, but the material damage amounts to two million euros. One of the buses had to be picked up by a company this Monday morning. The gendarmes have opened an investigation and are currently analysing video surveillance images. “No leads are being excluded, either accidental or criminal”, but it is difficult not to see a link with a preceding fire: a dozen buses were burned in the vicinity in 2015.
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