510 passengers were evacuated safely after fire broke out in an ICE high-speed train from Cologne to Munich on 12th October 2018. A policeman in the train smelled smoke and pulled the emergency break alarm. There were no injuries from the fire The fire started in the second-to-last carriage, which was completely destroyed, and damaged another carriage. A technical fault in a transformer may have caused the fire. This incident shows the effectiveness of the demanding fire safety requirements for materials used in railways.
Press coverage https://www.dw.com/en/fire-on-german-high-speed-train-forces-evacuation/a-45865116 Video (Das Erste) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2VoVCSgRCE