Vehicle fire on I-26 affects Thursday morning traffic

Published 5:39 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022

No injuries reported

SALUDA––On Thursday morning, a vehicle caught fire on I-26.

According to officials at Saluda Fire and Rescue, a pickup truck caught on fire at mile marker 61 on I-26 West. Around 10 a.m., Saluda Fire and Rescue and Columbus Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. One lane of westbound traffic was shut down while officials extinguished the fire.

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No injuries were reported. The vehicle is believed to have caught fire due to mechanical issues, according to officials. 

 

This is the second vehicle fire that has been reported on the Saluda Grade over the last few weeks, and at least the third this year that the Bulletin reported on. Recently a tractor-trailer overturned on the same stretch of interstate, and motor vehicle accidents between the Columbus and Saluda exits are frequent occurrences.