HCFR volunteers help suppress Palmetto Point hot-spots

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Fire Rescue volunteers continued to monitor and suppress hot spots burning Monday around a 25 acre brush fire in Palmetto Pointe.

Investigators with the South Carolina Forestry Commission believe the fire that first sparked on Sunday afternoon was started by children and quickly spread thanks to dry, windy conditions.

WMBF News went inside the burn zone with firefighters where they continued to monitor smoldering trees, tree trunks and dry plants that could pose problems if they weren't treated correctly.

Horry County Fire Rescue officials say usually these hot spots wouldn't be cause for great concern, but the fact that they're so close to homes had them calling in extra man power to keep residents in the area safe.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission says coastal and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina remain under a red flag warning. While burning is still permitted in these regions, officials ask you voluntarily postpone any burning until conditions improve.

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