The right westbound lane of Interstate 20 north of Aiken was closed Tuesday afternoon following a tractor-trailer fire.

S.C. Highway Patrol's real-time traffic website listed a vehicle fire in the "20WB" area reported at 2:06 p.m.

The entire front of the tractor tailer was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived, Trooper Tyler Tidwell, with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said. 

As of 2:34 p.m., one lane was opened but traffic remained backed up near the 20 mile marker, and emergency responders were still on scene.

Everyone was out of the tractor-trailer during the time of the fire, according to emergency scanner traffic.

Staff writer Colin Demarest contributed to this story.

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