4-acre brush fire in Awendaw contained - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

4-acre brush fire in Awendaw contained


A four-acre brush fire in Awendaw burned for almost three hours before it was contained Tuesday.

The fire started around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Sewee Road. Fire crews and SC Forestry Commission workers contained the fire just before 5 p.m.

Awendaw Battalion Chief Bo Bowers said the blaze was threatening two homes, but they were not damaged. The fire grew to about 4 acres before being contained.

Officials say the fire started as a debris burn and no buildings suffered damage.

Fire officials warn not to burn brush or debris outside during the cold weather due to low humidity.

Copyright WCSC 2012. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly