Only by chance did the old wooden bridge of Oltner burn on Saturday. "Fortunately, we were just on a training trip," says Fabian Dinkel, head of the Oltner fire service, at the regional TV station Tele M1. That is why they were relatively fast on the bridge. "Open flames were already coming to the ground in the middle of the bridge." With electric saws, the fire brigade penetrated to the source of the fire and controlled it quickly.
Because of the firefighting the bridge was closed until just after 8 pm. The investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway, as the cantonal police Solothurn announced on Sunday morning.
Until the day 25 years ago the bridge of the Lucerne chapel burned. The Oltner fire brigade could still be worse due to the rapid intervention.
In the night of 18 August 1993 the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne burned brightly. Even today, burn marks are still visible. A look back.
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Also remembered is the fire on Oltner's wooden bridge at the end of March An emergency bridge has been installed.