A large flame wafts in the breeze tonight on a rural South Carolina road in York County and will likely be burning there for the rest of the week following a propane truck crash on Monday.
The Southern Propane bobtail had been hauling 2,500 gallons of liquid propane when its driver lost control and sent the truck off McFarland Road into a ditch where it overturned. No injuries were reported, according to wsoctv.com. The driver was ticketed for unsafe driving.
State and county officials decided to burn off the propane since a valve that would have allowed the gas to be transferred to another bobtail was damaged in the crash. Towing was ruled out over concerns of a possible tank rupture. The flame is expected to burn for the next four or five days. The road will remain closed and the burn-off will be monitored during that time.
View from the traffic circle at McFarland, Gordon and Cameron Roads in York County where crews are burning off propane from a tanker that overturned. You can see the flame. Details at noon pic.twitter.com/GTaD19dV7Q— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) February 13, 2018