DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Firefighters on Daufuskie Island have been monitoring a spreading brush fire.
The Island Packet reports that the fire department says the fire started after a cigarette was thrown into the woods. Daufuskie Island Fire Department Chief Edward Boys says the fire has since spread toward the Melrose Resort to the west and residential properties to the east, but no property damages or injuries have been reported.
Firefighters have been monitoring the blaze since Friday and are allowing it to burn to the edge of roadways, hoping it will run out of fuel. Boys says crews have stayed out around-the-clock and the department has put out a master stream to protect the woods. The state Forestry Commission sent a plow Tuesday to create “fire breaks” designed to extinguish the flames.