Update: Highway 170 reopened following vehicle fire on Broad River Bridge


Burton Fire responded to the Broad River Bridge around 4PM. When they arrived on scene, they found a Waste Management truck on the south side of the bridge with smoke coming from the rear trash compartment.

Firefighters were able to access the fire through a compartment door without having to dump the refuge on the bridge.

Traffic was blocked for about 45 minutes. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



Officials say the vehicle fire on the Broad River Bridge has been extinguished. All traffic lanes of Highway 170 have reopened.

Beaufort County (WSAV) – Authorities tell us a vehicle fire on the Broad River Bridge has shut down all Westbound traffic lanes of Highway 170.

They advise using an alternate route while emergency personnel work to clear the scene.

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