Horry County Fire Rescue, S.C. Forestry Commission battle 10 acre fire in Little River

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 11:45 AM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue crews and the South Carolina Forestry Commission are working to control an outside fire in the Little River area.

Firefighters were called around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to an area off Highway 31 and Robert Edge Parkway for the fire. It’s located in a wooded tract that backs up to a land-clearing project that is underway for Barefoot Church off Robert Edge Parkway.

Earlier in the day, the size of the fire was at three acres but as of 3:30 p.m., the fire had grown to 10 acres, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is also plowing a line to help stop the fire from growing. It also brought in a third bulldozer to help in the efforts to control the fire.

There are no reported injuries are damage to any structures, but crews are working to protect any nearby buildings from the fire. No evacuations have been ordered.

Casey explained that the area is dense woods so it may take some time before it is under control. According to the city of North Myrtle Beach, the fire is burning about 5-6 inches under peat moss.

Casey and the city of North Myrtle Beach added that people should expect to see smoke and firefighters in the area for an extended amount of time.

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