Emergency crews stop wildfires from spreading to homes, save dogs

This dog was saved from a wildfire by firefighters in Moncks Corner.
This dog was saved from a wildfire by firefighters in Moncks Corner.
Fire in Cottageville (Source: Becky Knapp)
Fire in Cottageville (Source: Becky Knapp)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Firefighters throughout the Lowcountry and the state are continuing to respond to wildfires.

On Thursday afternoon, firefighters helped to put out fires before reaching homes in Colleton County and rescued three dogs in Berkeley County.

Officials with the SC Forestry Commission say crews dealt with at least 50 wildfires across the state.

In Cottageville, emergency crews were able to extinguish a nearly 100-acre fire that came close to some homes in the area.

Residents reported that the fire was in the area of Bazzle Road.

Trucks, bulldozers, and fire engines were still on scene working to put out hot spots Thursday evening.

Officials with the SC Forestry Commission say they are working to determine the cause of the fire.

There were no injuries reported in that fire.

Air support was also called in to assist with the fire.

In Berkeley County, fire crews were also busy working several brush fires and managed to save three dogs from a 3-alarm fire.

That 50-plus acre fire was on Stevensridge Lane.

Emergency officials say one of the dogs they revived, named "Razor," is doing fine and running around.

Crews also responded to a fire in St Stephen which covered four acres and destroyed a shed and a home.

Officials with Berkeley County Government also reported a fire at French Santee Road that covered several acres.

Fire officials say at least 30 acres in the county are still burning.

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