MYRTLE BEACH — A small brush fire in the woods behind a Carolina Forest subdivision had homeowners concerned and panicked Thursday afternoon.
The fire was reported about 12:15 p.m. Thursday and was under control by 1 p.m. behind the homes in the 500 block of Carolina Farms Boulevard, Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins with Horry County Fire Rescue. The fire was contained to a two acre area behind the homes in The Farm subsidivision.
Even though the blaze did not damage any homes, Kristine McCarthy came to check on her house just down the street from the blaze. Her neighbor’s home caught fire and was destroyed about six weeks ago, she said.
“Panic has set in. It’s very, very scary,” McCarthy said. “My neighbor called and said there was a fire so I didn’t know if it was making its way down to my house.”
The blaze was reported behind a home and it moved into the woods, Gibbins said. Fire crews were able to contain the blaze and as a precaution requested a plow from the state Forestry Commission to cut a fire break around it, he said.
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