Multiple cars were burning on S.C. Highway 905 near the Horry County Recycling Center, according to a tweet by the Conway Fire Department. The fire was extinguished by 12:45 p.m.
The highway was closed around noon as fire-rescue personnel worked to snuff out the flames that sparked a brush fire, said Mark Nugent, spokesman of Horry County Fire Rescue.
HCFR assisted the Conway Fire Department at the scene.
Two cars and a pile of tires were found on fire in a remote lot in a wooded area, according to a journalist on scene. The blaze created a plume of black smoke that choked the highway. One lane was reopen around 12:40 p.m. The highway is expected to fully reopen by 1 p.m.
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