Mühlhausen im Täle (dpa/lsw) - Damage of at least 100,000 euros occurred in a fire in a truck on the Albaufstieg of Autobahn 8 near Mühlhausen im Täle (Göppingen district). During the journey, the truck, which had loaded two tractor units, caught fire. The police announced on Wednesday. One of the machines and the towing truck itself burned out.
The 50-year-old driver was not injured. The highway had to be closed for several hours. After the fire brigade extinguished the fire on Wednesday, the truck was recovered and the roadway cleaned. By then there had been a traffic jam several kilometers long. The cause of the fire was initially unclear.