Firefighters battling three brush fires in Florence County
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:00:53 GMT —
Scott Hawkins, public information officer for the South Carolina Forestry Commission, says the agency's firefighters are helping fight three brush fires in Florence County.
Hawkins says about four acres of land have burned on Francis Marion Road.
He says firefighters are trying to calm a fire that's burned six acres on Oak Grover Road.
According to Hawkins, crews are on the scene of large brush fire on River Road but says it's too early to tell how many acres have burned.
We're told at this point, none of the fires are endangering any houses, cars or other properties.
Hawkins says there are dozens of brush fires across the state because of high winds, including several in Horry County. Fire officials are urging everyone to avoid burning outdoors.
We will update you with more information, as it becomes available.