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Burton Fire officials describe string of fires as "too close for comfort"

BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Burton Fire District responded to seven fires yesterday, four of which were outdoor fires that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Burton Fire officials say that these fires resulted from residents who failed to follow the Beaufort County Outdoor Burn Ordinance. Several of these fires were burning in an unsafe manner. Burton Fire representatives ask that citizens understand and follow the county ordinance to avoid fines and other legal actions. 

Fortunately, no damages resulted from any of the illegal outdoor fires. 

In addition to the four outside fires, Burton Fire also responded to three potential building fires. 

The first fire occurred when a gas cooking grill on the back porch of a home in Capehart Circle caught fire. The resident was able to successfully put the fire out with a fire extinguisher and remove the grill before firefighters arrived. No damages or injuries occurred.

The second fire was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. at the Bi-Lo shopping center in Port Royal. A small kitchen fire was extinguished by employees before firefighters were able to arrive on the scene. Beaufort and Parris Island Fire Department responded to this call. No injuries or damages resulted. 

As firefighters were assisting Bi-Lo employees, yet another house fire was reported on Falls Road in the Shell Point area. Firefighters found no fire at this residence when they responded. 

Burton Fire officials state the day's events were good news, yet still worrisome. They point out that prevention does work in reducing damages, but citizens need to do their own part in working to follow ordinances. Officials also strongly advise that residents have working smoke detectors and home fire extinguishers. 

Families or businesses in Burton that would like fire extinguisher training can email safetyed@burtonfd.org.

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