Woods fire disrupts Sunday afternoon | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: March 29, 2017 at 10:29 am
A large woods fire near the intersection of Burlington and Nunuville roads Sunday afternoon kept Colleton County Fire-Rescue and South Carolina Forestry Commission firefighters busy.
Fire units were called to the 75-acre woods fire Sunday at about 3:54 p.m., after a caller reported that a debris fire had gotten out of control.
At the height of the fire, which caused very minor damage to one home, the county’s fire department had four engines, three brush trucks, five tenders and three medic units assigned to the fight. During the course of the woods fire, the Forestry Commission had four tractors working the blaze.
Approximately one hour after the first call, the woods fire was contained and the residents in the area who had been asked to evacuate were allowed to return to the residences.
Two fire vehicles and a small group of firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 8:30 p.m., their primary duty to support the Forestry Commission personnel who continued to cut fire breaks in case the flames rekindled.