MYRTLE BEACH -- Horry County firefighters rushed to several brush fires Thursday, but none involved injuries.
County firefighters responded to at least five brush fires after 1 p.m. Thursday, including a nearly 4-acre woods fire on Mount Pisgah Cemetery Road, off U.S. 701 North, according to county fire officials and Todd Cartner, public information officer for Horry County Fire Rescue.
High winds, and the fact that it was "very, very dry outside with humidity very low" likely contributed to the brush fires and helped them spread, said Horry County Battalion Chief Mervin Belflowers.
Weather forecasters said high winds would not be a factor along the Grand Strand by this morning.
No major problems with brush fires were reported by officials at fire departments in Conway, Murrells Inlet Garden City Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Georgetown on Thursday.
About 3 to 4 acres burned in the fire on Mount Pisgah Cemetery Road, where an old abandoned house that burned years ago had burned down Thursday, Cartner said.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Horry County Fire Rescue, Conway Fire and the S.C. Forestry responded, Cartner said.
He said individuals were asked to be cautious in the area because smoke could be seen crossing U.S. 701 North.
That fire remains under investigation, Cartner said.