▷ POL-FR: Freiburg im Breisgau: vehicle fire on the BAB 5, Karlsruhe-Basel – follow-up report

02.09.2021 – 03:57

Police Headquarters Freiburg

Freiburg (ots)

According to the current state of investigation, a burst tire is likely to have blocked the axle of the semi-trailer and thus caused the fire.

The Karlsruhe-Basel lane will remain closed for the duration of the rescue until approximately 8:00 a.m. Traffic to the south is diverted at the Freiburg-Nord junction.


First report:

On Thursday night, around 00:30 am, the integrated control center in Freiburg and the command and situation center of the Freiburg police headquarters received several calls. A vehicle fire was reported on the southern carriageway of the BAB 5, between the Freiburg-Nord and Freiburg-Mitte junctions.

The directional lane had to be completely closed for the extinguishing and subsequent rescue work. With the help of the Freiburg motorway maintenance authority, the traffic in the direction of Basel was diverted to the Freiburg-Nord AS.

According to previous knowledge, a trailer loaded with 18 tonnes of laminate flooring caught fire. The driver managed to uncouple the towing vehicle so that it remained undamaged. A total loss occurred on the trailer including the load. The cause of the outbreak of fire and the amount of damage to property are not yet known.

The lock is still ongoing. It will be reported.


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Original content by: Police Headquarters Freiburg, transmitted by news aktuell


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