Deftinge. Tuesday afternoon around 4.30 pm a quad bike caught fire on the Gentsesteenweg in Deftinge. The driver was alert enough to immediately park his vehicle on the bicycle path near the old farm in the direction of Geraardsbergen. Just in time, because his quad caught fire. The fire teams from Geraardsbergen, Aalst, Denderleeuw and Ninove were mobilized, but were unable to prevent the vehicle from burning out completely. The fire brigade was able to prevent the flames from spreading to the old farm. A technical defect is probably the cause of the fire. The Gentsesteenweg was partly closed due to the extinguishing works.