Harzgerode (dpa/sa) - A transporter burned out completely near Harzgerode. According to the 82-year-old driver, it began to smoke from the ventilation slots on Friday after the heating was switched on, the police said on Saturday. The 82-year-old then stopped the van. He, his wife and son got out of the vehicle before it caught fire. According to the police, the property damage is around 10,000 euros. The fire brigade suspected a technical defect to be the cause of the fire.