Trooper: Tire fire spreads, destroys trailer and construction equipment

Ditch Witch catches fire on trailer

JACKSONVILLE - Flames from a tire fire spread to a trailer and the Ditch Witch it was carrying, destroying both vehicles, the Highway Patrol said.

William Radford, of Greenville, was hauling the trailer and Ditch Witch on Highway 258 in Jacksonville Monday afternoon, when the right rear tire of the trailer caught fire, said Trooper T.D. Williams. The flames then spread to the trailer and the Ditch Witch, and both vehicles were destroyed, Trooper Williams said.

NewsChannel 12 viewer Todd Thornlow took video of the fire, which he said happened at Highway 24 and Highway 258 at about 2:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Trooper Williams said. No charges were expected to be filed in this case.

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