Firefighters from several area departments fought a tractor trailer fire Thursday night on I-85 at the Cherokee Road overpass. The 18 wheeler apparently blew a tire which caught on fire causing the truck to run off the roadway and strike the concrete bridge abutment. The trailer and its contents also caught on fire.
fTwo people were rescued fromthe cab and taken to Greenville Memorial Medical Center by Williamston EMS. Piercetown, Hopewell Fire, Wren and Three and Twenty Fire Departments were dipatched to the accident. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. State inspectors also checked the bridge for safety.