This Austin Rental Scooter Fire is Crazy!

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM DOWNTOWN THIS WEEKEND

June 3, 2019

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I love these scooters!  They're quick, cheap, convenient and everywhere.  However, I do have some concerns.  Everyone is riding them but not everyone should be.  If you haven't been on a bike since grade school, please recognize that there's a bit of a learning curve.  The tiny wheels and weak brakes are just a couple of my concerns and they're faster than you'd think.

Now, add fire to the list.

The Austin Fire Department responded to this downtown rental scooter fire Friday night after a generator that charges the scooters started a fire.  And this is no small fire, this video is crazy.  All of the scooters were destroyed.  Presumably, so was the truck and trailer.  Check out the video below.  

And please recognize that those rental scooters are more dangerous than they look.

-john