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Burton Fire District seeing increase in brush fires in Seabrook area

(Source: Burton Fire District) (Source: Burton Fire District)
BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

Tuesday afternoon, the Burton Fire District responded to the second brush fire in just over one week that has endangered a home in the Seabrook area. 

Firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire off Creekmoor Lane, just before 4 p.m. Crews arrived to find about a three-acre brush fire endangering nearby homes. It took three fire engines and over 3000 gallons of water, as well as assistance from SC Forestry, to contain the fire. Crews were on scene for over two-and-a-half hours, and were hampered by heavy rainfall. 

On March 20, Burton Fire, along with units from the MCAS Fire Department and SC Forestry, contained an approximately 10-acre brush fire off of Delany Circle that was also endangering nearby homes. 

The Burton Fire District has responded to over 20 brush fires so far this year. Ten of those have occurred in the Gray's Hill - Seabrook area. 

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