Car fire on I-26 stops Friday evening traffic 

Published 4:23 pm Sunday, October 16, 2022

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Officials completely shut down westbound lanes


COLUMBUS––On Friday evening around 6:17, Columbus Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-26 west. The fire occurred at mile marker 64.

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Officials at CFD had to shut down all westbound lanes  in order to safely extinguish the fire. All lanes were reopened after about an hour. Officials say the cause of the fire had to do with the fuel tank in the vehicle.  

No injuries were reported.

Officials at CFD, Tryon Fire Department, and Saluda Fire Department worked on scene for around one hour to extinguish the fire and safely clear the area.



(Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Department