Resident ticketed for spread of prescribed burn in Cool Spring

View of the smoke (Source: WMBF News Anchor Meghan Miller)
View of the smoke (Source: WMBF News Anchor Meghan Miller)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A brush fire in Horry County that called seven units from Horry County Fire Rescue and two units from SC Forestry to the area of Good Luck Road has now been contained.

According to Leslie Yancey, spokesperson for HCFR, units were called to Good Luck Rd. and Valley Forge Rd. in the Cool Spring area around 12:57 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Scott Hawkins with the South Carolina Forestry Commission told WMBF News that a total of 20 acres burned in a brush fire that began as a 75 acre prescribed burn, but was unsure how much of that prescribed burn had already been burned. The fire was contained around 4:15 p.m.

No structures were threatened, according to Hawkins. The South Carolina Forestry units on scene wrote one resident a ticket for allowing the fire to spread to lands of another. Hawkins added that a judge could fine the defendant up to $470 in additional fees and court costs.

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