North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and his wife were not injured when their truck caught fire Saturday while they were driving through Hanahan.
Summey and his wife, Debbie, a county magistrate, were on their way to pick up two pieces of furniture in Goose Creek when they saw smoke coming from between the bed and cab of the truck.
The mayor said his wife at first thought a restaurant in the area was burning something in the kitchen. But after they saw the smoke they pulled the truck over at North Rhett Boulevard and Yeamans Hall Road. They got out and the vehicle was overcome by flames. It was a total loss.
The truck is a 2011 GMC four-door with fewer than 6,000 miles on it. It was towing a trailer but the trailer was empty at the time. The couple was about three miles from their home when the fire occurred.
"Material things can be replaced," Summey said. The cause is under investigation.