At 5:10 p.m. The West fire department was dispatched to 2301 West Lucas Street at The Travel Center of America in Florence for a reported 18-wheeler fire.
Units arrived on scene to find the tractor portion of an 18-wheeler fully engulfed in flames.
Two engines and 10 firefighters responded and were able to control the fire in a matter of minutes.
There were no reported injuries however there was a diesel spill from the trucks fuel tanks as result of the fire which DEHEC is investigating.
Fire units are remaining on scene until DEHEC arrives.
FLORENCE, S.C. -
Fire crews managed to put out a blaze in the kitchen of a home on Sumter Street on Monday afternoon.
At 12:42 pm the Florence County Sheriff’s was dispatched to 1111 W. Sumter Street in Florence for a burglar alarm.
When the deputies arrived on scene he found that the house was on fire and filled with smoke. The deputy attempted to make entry to search for any occupants.
The West Florence Fire Department was dispatched and responded with two engines, a tanker and a rescue truck with a total 12 firefighters.
Crews arrived on scene and found a fire in the kitchen which was placed under control in five minutes.
There was no reported injuries, and damage was limited to the kitchen. Crews remained on scene until all of the smoke was removed from the home.