FLORENCE COUNTY (WMBF) – Four horses were unharmed Sunday after a trailer traveling on I-95 caught fire.
Captain Anthony Fox with West Florence Fire Department said it happened at the I-20 interchange around 5 p.m.
When the owner of the horse trailer saw it was on fire, they were able to stop it with a fire extinguisher and get the horses out. Firefighters put the rest of the fire out when they arrived.
The fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the trailer's rear axle.
Fox said an off-duty state trooper made arrangements to transport the horses to an equestrian care center in Darlington County.