Helmbrechts (dpa / lby) - A semi-trailer caught fire on the A9 in Upper Franconia - the reason for this is said to have been a technical defect in the trailer's cooling unit. The 41-year-old driver noticed on Sunday on the Autobahn near Helmbrechts (Hof district) that his vehicle was smoking and brought it to a standstill on the hard shoulder, the police said on Monday.
Here the semitrailer started to burn completely. The fire brigade was able to bring the fire under control, but the roadway had to be closed until the end of the extinguishing work. There was damage of 100,000 euros.