Winds push fires in Horry County area

January 20, 2014 

Three brush fires kept firefighters in Horry County busy Monday from around noon until about 6 p.m.

Battalion Chief Larry Nyers of Horry County fire said county firefighters responded each of the fires with help from the S.C. Forestry Commission, and had help from Conway Fire Department in one instance.

None of the fires involved injure or structure damage.

The first occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Methodist Rehobeth Road and damaged roughly an acre of land.

Nyers said the fire began while someone was burning yard debris and firefighters had the fire under control within about an hour and the Forestry Commission assisted. He said wind helped the fire spread.

The next occurred around 12:30 p.m. when wind helped another yard debris fire spread in the 6700 block of Hucks Road, Nyers said.

He said it took firefighters about an hour to get it under control.

The largest of the fires occurred in the 600 block of John Doctor Road. A brush fire that investigators said started with a child who was playing with a lighter, according to Nyers.

He said the fire started about 2:45 p.m. and spread over about three acres. Forestry Commission firefighters and Conway firefighters were called to assist on John Doctor Road. Nyers said it took about three hours to put the fire out.

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