Vehicle fire on I-26

Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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Traffic shut down Tuesday morning on Saluda Grade

COLUMBUS––On Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 a.m., a vehicle fire occurred on the Saluda Grade (I-26) at mile marker 62 and a half.

According to Columbus Fire Department officials, the vehicle was a Ford pickup truck.  The driver was able to get out of the burning vehicle uninjured.  There was no way to investigate the fire, as the vehicle was considered a total loss; therefore, the start of the fire was undetermined.  Saluda Fire Department provided assistance, as well

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Two out of three lanes of traffic had to be shut down for personnel safety for about an hour.