The fire department quickly got the photo on the trailer under control.

100,000 euros in damage when a truck trailer caught fire on Autobahn 48 near Mayen: a loaded VIP toilet car suddenly caught fire.

Mayen – When a truck trailer caught fire on Autobahn 48 near Mayen in Rhineland-Palatinate property damage of over 100,000 euros occurred early Thursday morning.

The fire department quickly got the photo on the trailer under control. © Koblenz Traffic Directorate

A police spokesman said the burning trailer at the Mayen junction was reported to police around 2:47 a.m.

On site, the emergency services then found that a large VIP toilet and shower trolley was stored on the trailer, which had apparently caught fire. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire quickly.

When questioned by the police, the truck driver stated that he suddenly heard a loud bang while driving. He then noticed flying sparks on the trailer.

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He then stopped on the hard shoulder and was just able to uncouple the trailer before the fire could spread to the tractor.

As the police spokesman further reported, the investigators assume that the fire broke out because of a technical defect that was triggered by a tire burst.

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