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Vehicle catches fire on the side of U.S. 17 Bypass

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 11:25 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Crews responded to a vehicle fire on the U.S. 17 Bypass Tuesday morning.

WMBF News’ tower cam showed the vehicle in flames on the northbound side of U.S. 17 near Coastal Grand Mall shortly before 11 a.m.

A crew on the scene said the driver was out of the vehicle at the time.

The couple were on their way to work when the fire started and were able to get out of the vehicle safely.

“I noticed there was a bunch of smoke starting to come out of the dash. I pulled over right away. I popped the hood and realized there was a fire going on. I tried to put it out but it just wasn’t enough. The Jeep just started catching on fire from there,” the driver said.

Car fire on U.S. 17 Bypass near Coastal Grand Mall

TRAFFIC ALERT: There's a car fire in the northbound lanes of U.S. 17 Bypass near Coastal Grand Mall. http://bit.ly/348CCqc

Posted by WMBF News on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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