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Brush fires popping up throughout Lowcountry

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) -  Burton firefighters like many departments throughout the area say they've had dozens of brush fires in recent months.

"So far this year, only two and half months into the new year, we're coming up on our 50th brush fire," said Burton Firefighter Dan Byrne. "We've had one home destroyed, homes damages and we've had a lot of incidents. So, it's being an increasing problem. The biggest thing we're seeing out there is people totally underestimating what that fire will do."

With things as dry as they are, firefighters say people need to check with their local fire department before doing any outdoor burning.  They say no matter the conditions, it's always important to keep a close watch on it.

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