Emergency crews contain forest fire near Walterboro

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County Fire Department has put out a forest fire near McLeod Road just outside of Walterboro.

Authorities say they responded to the fire near 3 Miles Road around 1:30 p.m.

According to officials with Colleton County Fire and Rescue, the 40 to 50-acre fire was 80% contained just before 5:30 p.m.

Officials say 20 Colleton County Fire and Rescue units and 4 forestry tractors were on the scene.

Officials say that the heavy rain aided their efforts. Approximately 12 structures have been saved and no injuries have been reported.

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