Downed power line sparks one-acre woods fire

On March 17, Engine 22 and Brush 22 responded to a report of a downed power line on Opt Rd.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find a woods fire stretching alongside a majority of the short road that connects Old Williamston Rd to Highway 29 North.  Additional units from Whitefield and Broadway fire departments, along with SC Forestry were dispatched to assist with exposure protection of several nearby residences and to provide additional manpower to extinguish the fire.

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