18 wheeler catches fire on I-26 East in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Clean up is expected to continue through the afternoon after an 18-wheeler fire on Interstate 26 near Campobello.

Troopers report the fire happened shortly after 6 a.m. Monday on I-26 East near mile marker 5.

At least one lane was blocked.

7News crew at the scene saw a burned trailer in the emergency lane shortly after 7 a.m. 

Campobello Fire Chief Eddie McNeill said the driver was hauling glass for BMW. His brakes got hot coming down the Saluda Grade, McNeill said.

The heated brakes caused a tire fire that spread to the trailer.

McNeill said the truck driver is OK.

Clean up is expected to continue several hours.

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