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Tractor-trailer fire blocks traffic on southbound side of U.S. 501

A tractor-trailer fire blocks traffic on the southbound side of U.S. 501. (Source: Brian Herndon) A tractor-trailer fire blocks traffic on the southbound side of U.S. 501. (Source: Brian Herndon)
A tractor-trailer fire caused a traffic backup on U.S. 501 Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Patrick Lloyd) A tractor-trailer fire caused a traffic backup on U.S. 501 Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)
A tractor-trailer fire caused a traffic backup on U.S. 501 Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Amy Hannah) A tractor-trailer fire caused a traffic backup on U.S. 501 Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Amy Hannah)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Firefighters were called out to the beachbound side of U.S. 501 near Wild Wing Boulevard after a tractor-trailer caught on fire.

Viewer-submitted footage shows the cab of the truck becoming completely engulfed in flames. The man noted in the video the driver had gotten out.

The truck was hauling a number of vehicles on its trailer.

Camera footage from the S.C. Department of Transportation shows traffic on the southbound side of U.S. 501 is backed up due to the fire.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue, the blaze was under control around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported and only the carrier caught fire, not the vehicles being hauled. 

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