The air-conditioned semi-trailer of the TIR, which was traveling on the Balıkesir-Bursa highway, was taken in an instant. The highway was closed to traffic for about half an hour during the fire, when firefighters intervened in the flames.
The driver Mehmet Telli, who saw smoke coming out of the 42 AHD 178 plate trailer of the 42 ATF 690 TIR, which was on the way in the evening hours on the Balıkesir-Bursa highway, pulled the vehicle to the side of the road. While the trailer part of the TIR loaded with air conditioner caught fire, the driver called the fire brigade by separating the trailer and the tractor parts. The teams affiliated to the Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department, which were sent to the scene, responded to the fire.
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While the Balıkesir-Bursa highway was closed to traffic for about half an hour, police teams also blocked the opposite lane from time to time for the dispatch of intervention vehicles to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, traffic flow returned to normal.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.