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Propane tank causes fire on trailer attached to truck on Highway 501, Seaboard Street

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A trailer that was attached to a truck caught on fire on Highway 501 and Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach late Wednesday morning, according to Lt. Jon Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire.

The truck was hauling a paint sprayer trailer used to paint lines on the road, Myrtle Beach Fire stated in a news release. It was determined that the painting crew placed a piece of equipment too close to one of the three 20-pound propane tanks on the trailer, and a fire within the tank started.

Myrtle Beach Fire crews used their Flammable Liquids and Gases (FLAG) training by keeping the tanks cool and letting the fuel burn out, the release states.

"This is the safety way to fight these types of fires," the release states. They were able to keep the fire under control, and there were no injuries.

The fire had sparked back up at least once while a WMBF News crew was on scene.

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