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Lowcountry remains under Red Flag Alert as brush fires plague area

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Brush fires continue to cause problems across the Carolinas.

The Tri-County area and much of the Lowcountry remains under a red flag alert, which means state forestry officials are asking everyone not to burn outdoors because of high winds and dry air.

Some people are not adhering to those warnings and as a result, the forestry commission responded to 100 fires statewide Sunday.

In Kershaw County, officials say a fire started because some kids were playing with a lighter outside. The fire burned about 40 acres of pine trees and crews had to evacuate nearby homes.

Fire officials say with the windy conditions, the fire spread quickly and it looks like those conditions will continue.

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