Update 5:40 p.m. – The Daily Parking Garage has reopened. All parking spaces are available to the public, except for two areas on levels 2 and 3. 


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The North Charleston Fire Department responded to a fire in the parking garage at Charleston International Airport on Thursday.

Officials say around 11:15 a.m. a driver entering the airport’s Daily Parking Garage and noticed a “burning smell” coming from his vehicle. He drove to the second floor and observed fire and smoke coming from underneath the vehicle.

An investigation by the North Charleston Fire Department determined that when the driver stopped his vehicle, the engine compartment ignited.

The driver was able to exit the vehicle safely and contacted emergency responders.

As a result of the first vehicle fire, a second vehicle caught fire and was extinguished. Several other cars in the vicinity were also damaged.

Crews were able to get the flames under control, but one firefighter sustained a minor injury.

The Daily Parking Garage will remain closed until the structural inspection process and clean-up have been completed.  Parking guests will be redirected to the Hourly Parking Garage and Economy B Parking lot, according to airport officials.

A spokesperson for the airport said that they are working to remove the damaged cars and contact owners.

This is a developing story. Count on 2 for updates.