Authorities: Mandatory evacuation lifted following fire involving herbicides in Greeleyville

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WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities said a mandatory evacuation has been lifted in Greeleyville following a fire involving multiple structures, some of which contained herbicides, Thursday night.

William Horton with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office said DHEC has advised their department that crews can resume normal operations after assessing the scene at an address on Bloody Bucket Road where two large sheds and a mobile home were on fire.

Horton said the fire is mostly contained and under control.

Homes were being evacuated within one mile of the fire due to herbicides and pesticides that are in the sheds.

WCFD authorities said 250 people were under a mandatory evacuation, and those who decided to stay were told to shelter in place.

Red Cross officials say a shelter has opened at 2086 Thurgood Marshall Highway in Kingstree for those displaced by the Greeleyville incident. You can call the Williamsburg County Emergency Management for more information at (843) 354-9330 .

Fire officials said the actual fire posed no danger to the public, but were concerned about the chemicals inside the sheds.

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Posted by Live 5 News on Thursday, October 31, 2019

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