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Large brush fire near Edmund contained by fire service and SC Forestry Commission Tuesday

Edmund, SC (Paul Kirby) – A large brush fire Tuesday afternoon in the Edmund area of Lexington County was slowed by multiple units from the fire service until the SC Forestry Commission could contain it. The fire was on the dirt portion of Boiling Springs Road past where it intersects with Peachtree Rock Road on the southeast side of Edmund Highway.

When the first fire service units arrived, one officer estimated that about 6 acres were burning. He said that the fire was moving at a rapid pace in an area where there are heavy planted pines and brush. There’s also a major electrical transmission power line in that area.

The fire service requested the SC Forestry Commission and then slowed the fire with multiple brush trucks until the tractor plow unit arrived. They used tanker trucks to fill the brush units over and over. Once the tractor was on the ground, a break was plowed around the fire to contain it.

No one has released the cause of the fire. The SC Forestry Commission has law enforcement officers that can do that and levy fines if the fire was intentionally set or a controlled burn that got out of control.

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