Brush fire threatens Carolina Forest neighborhood

Myrtle Beach, SC - CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - A growing brush fire in the Avalon subdivision of Carolina Forest is now under control after firefighters responded to a call around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Amidst an already busy morning for Horry County Fire and Rescue, crews worked to contain the fire to a quarter acre.  Although there appeared to be no hot spots, a trench was dug by hand around the entire area to insure the fire would not reignite.

Authorities on the scene said the fire started in the backyard of a vacant home for sale.  No houses were damaged.

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