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Homeowner charged in Florence brush fire that injured 3 firefighters

Source: Ken Baker Source: Ken Baker
Source: Ken Baker Source: Ken Baker
Source: Ken Baker Source: Ken Baker

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF)- A Florence resident faces a fine after a brush fire ignited in a debris pile on his property, destroying a structure and causing injuries to three firefighters Wednesday afternoon.

Mingo Robinson, a Florence resident, faces more than $700 in fines after a brush fire ignited in Florence County. Robinson's charges include failure to notify before burn and a charge for allowing the fire to spread to other's property.

The fire was located off of East Ashby Road in Quinby and consumed 12 acres.

It started from a pile of debris at Robinson's home on Ashby Road, according to Anthony Eaddy with the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

One structure and four cars were completely burned.

Eaddy said plows dug fire walls around several properties that were in danger of catching fire.

Florence City, Windy Hill and West Florence Fire Departments helped battle the blaze. Three firefighters were injured trying to knock down the flames.

Jake Delung, from Windy Hill Fire Department, suffered second and third-degree burns and was transported to Augusta Burn Center. On Thursday, Windy Hill Fire Chief John Delung, Jake's father, said his son had to go into surgery, but he is in good spirits. Windy Hill Fire Rescue tweeted that Jake may have to get grafts in several places.

Anthony Fox, a West Florence battalion chief, suffered an ankle injury, but was back to work the next day, and Florence City Firefighter Ed Richardson suffered a knee injury.

To locate fires burning in South Carolina, the following link will direct you to the SC Forestry Commission: http://www.state.sc.us/forest/scfires.htm

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