Georgetown County Fire Department checking smoldering tires

The Georgetown County Fire Department continues to keep an eye on hundreds of smoldering tires at 449 Lot Drive in the Plantersville community, Chief Mack Reed said this afternoon.

The fire started about 10:25 p.m. Thursday when the property owner, whose name Reed did not have, was burning scrap wood which ignited the tires.

Reed said the man separates tires from their rims in order to sell the rims.

Reed said his department sent four trucks and crews to the fire. They were there for about two hours.

The department has been checking periodically on the still-smoking tires since then, Reed said.