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Propane tank explosion inside U-Haul truck spreads debris across road

What's left of the U-Haul truck following the explosion. (Source: Live 5 News) What's left of the U-Haul truck following the explosion. (Source: Live 5 News)
Source: Dorchester County government Source: Dorchester County government
Source: Dorchester County government Source: Dorchester County government
(Source: Vinnie Sclafani) (Source: Vinnie Sclafani)
(Source: Vinnie Sclafani) (Source: Vinnie Sclafani)
KNIGHTSVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say a propane tank explosion inside a U-Haul truck caused household goods and debris to spread across the area of Orangeburg Road and Central Avenue in Knightsville Wednesday morning.

Officials with Dorchester County Government say emergency crews received an alarm for the incident at 10:50 a.m.

When DCSO deputies and fire crews arrived on scene they reported finding a U-Haul truck with extensive damage and household items including large appliances littered throughout the roadway.

According to a report, no injuries have been reported.

"With the assistance of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the DCSO Bomb Squad secured a safe scene for investigators and debris removal crews," government officials said.

"We are fortunate there were no injuries," Sheriff Knight said. "I am proud of the collective work of all departments to secure the scene and reopen the roadway as quickly and as safely as possible.”

Dorchester County EMS and Summerville Fire-Rescue also responded to the scene. 

The incident remains under investigation.

Traffic was being routed through the Piggly Wiggly parking lot as crews worked the scene.

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