Brush fire in Lexington Co. catches attention but does little damage

Brush fire in Lexington Co. catches attention but does little damage
Firefighters quickly contained the brush fire and it never threatened any buildings. (Source: WIS)

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington Fire Department has contained a brush fire that concerned many residents of West Columbia and Lexington County on Thursday afternoon.

The fire started around 2:15 p.m. near Old Barnwell Road and Delree Street, officials said. That’s off Hwy 1 just west of I-26.

It only grew to five acres at the most, Chief Lee Fulmer said.

While the fire produced a lot of smoke, the fire didn’t threaten any buildings and no one was hurt, Harrison Cahill, a spokesman for Lexington County, said.

Fulmer said firefighters are waiting for forestry officials to bulldoze the area and completely put out the fire.

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