A brush fire that crept close to United Rentals on Jason Boulevard in the Myrtle Beach area was quickly extinguished, according to Lt. Jon Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.
Firefighters were called to battle the blaze about 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Jason Boulevard. Ken Olsen, a retired firefighter from New Jersey, said he was driving to his Myrtle Beach home down Jason Boulevard when he noticed flames on the side of the road. He stopped to stamp the flames out when he saw the fire had spread to the nearby woods.
“I was trying to put it out, but it was way too much. I knew I couldn’t do it,” Olsen said.
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He called 911.
“There was so much smoke, you couldn’t see nothing,” Olsen said. “They asked me how far it was and how big it was and all I could see was what was on the side of the road.”
Myrtle Beach crews were on scene within minutes, used a nearby fire hydrant, and quickly put out the fire, according to Evans, who also said no buildings or properties were damaged during the small blaze. No one was injured in the fire and the cause of it is currently unknown, Evans said.