High Point Fire District News

Grass & Woods Fire

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At 3:01 PM, January 21st, 2014, High Point Fire District was dispatched to a report of a yard and woods fire endangering structures and vehicles at 26409 Highway 9 near Pageland. First arriving firefighters found a fast moving fire consuming approximately one and a half acres of yard and woods. The fire was burning next to large piles of fire wood from the residence’s wood cutting business as well as two outbuildings and two vehicles. Piles of logs and scrap lumber (unrelated to the wood cutting business) were also burning. Aided by high winds and low humidity the fire was quickly advancing through a grass field and through woods toward a neighboring home and outbuilding. Using a brush truck, firefighters stopped the fire spread across the field while the second brush truck began working to halt the fires spread through the woods. The first arriving engine used its deck gun (water canon) to attack the burning log piles while firefighters advanced a hose line to protect the outbuilding and vehicles. A second engine and a tanker arrived to supply water for the fire attack. A dozer from the South Carolina Forestry Commission responded to plow a break around the fire as well as push over the burning wood piles. The incident commander declared the fire under control at 4:01 PM. The fire appears to have started at a burn pile used for burning household garbage and construction debris although the resident denies having used the burn pile in over two months.

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