HCFR: Structure fire extends into woods near Socastee - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

HCFR: Structure fire extends into woods near Socastee

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Engine 20 set up on pond drafting on Friendship Ln. Source: Justin L Gibbins, @HCFRBattalion2 via twitter Engine 20 set up on pond drafting on Friendship Ln. Source: Justin L Gibbins, @HCFRBattalion2 via twitter
Crews containing the brush fire. Source: Stephanie Robusto Crews containing the brush fire. Source: Stephanie Robusto
Smoke from the fire, as seen from Highway 544. Source: @MB_Scanner_Guy via twitter Smoke from the fire, as seen from Highway 544. Source: @MB_Scanner_Guy via twitter
A Google map showing the approximate location of the fire A Google map showing the approximate location of the fire

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire that extended into the woods near Socastee, officials confirmed.

Deputy Chief Scott Thompson with HCFR said the fire was on a 12-acre plot of land off of Friendship Drive, near Highway 707. The fire was first reported at about 1:50 p.m. Saturday.

A structure was reported to be fully involved, and HCFR has requested extra brush trucks, according to tweets from HCFR spokesman Brian VanAernem. A fire engine set up at a pond nearby and contained the brush fire.

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