EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – The Easley Fire Department says 3 firefighters were hurt after the tire on a tractor exploded.

They were called to a a tractor fire in the area of Holly Bush and Dacusville Highway.

They found a large earth mover on fire.

They were trying to put out the fire when one of the large tires violently exploded.

Their equipment protected them and were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

All are expected to make a full recovery, according to the fire department.

Fire Chief Butch Womack said, “This is a prime example of both the dangers we face as firefighters, as well as the dedication and commitment of the City’s professional firefighters.”

The cause of the fire is undetermined.