Truck hauling BMWs, Mercedes bursts into flames on Route 222

8 of 9 luxury vehicles destroyed when truck's brakes overheated, caught fire

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Published: Oct 01 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2012 03:02:52 PM EDT
Truck hauling BMWs, Mercedes bursts into flames on Route 222
MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa. -

A truck hauling luxury cars burst into flames on Route 222 near Kutztown early Tuesday morning.

Pictures show the flames the firefighters were dealing with around 1:45 a.m. on Route 222, near Crystal Cave Road, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co.

We're told the truck was hauling nine BMWs and Mercedes from the 2009 to 2011 model years. All but one of the cars was destroyed, officials said.

The fire started when the truck's brakes overheated, and the flames spread fast, officials said.

The damage tops $470,000.