Billows of black smoke filled the skies of Aiken on Friday afternoon as crews rushed to douse the flames of a fully engulfed 18-wheeler.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., dispatch reported a call from an 18-wheeler on fire at a residence on Mountain Laurel Drive.
The owner of the semi-truck told police he had started up the truck Friday morning and went back into his house to get ready to go to work.
When he came back outside, flames were crawling from the hood of the truck to the front seat.
Crews with the Aiken Department of Public Safety arrived and extinguished the flames by 12:10 p.m.
No injuries were reported.