MULLINS, SC (WMBF) – A brush fire burned about 50 acres near Tranquil Church Road in Mullins and was contained by about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Mullins Fire Rescue officials confirmed.
Crews responded to reports of the brush fire at about 3 p.m. and requested mutual aid from Marion City and Marion Rural fire departments.
The fire expanded to over 25 acres about 20 minutes later, destroying three structures in the process. The South Carolina Forestry Commission was called to the scene to establish a break in the fire line.
Several roads were closed near Tranquil Church Road and Senator Gasque Road.
Forestry brought two plows to the scene by about 3:30 p.m. A total of three brush trucks, three tankers, five fire engines, and two EMS units were also at the scene as of 3:40 p.m.
Mullins Fire and Rescue officials stated that the fire started as a controlled burn that spread quickly.
According to Mullins Fire Rescue, the SCFC had two plows working perimeter, and brush trucks monitoring hot spots. No homes were threatened, and no evacuations have been ordered.
Mullins Fire Rescue tweeted at 4:43 p.m. that the fire was 100 percent contained and crews remained on scene through the evening to monitor hot spots.