South Carolina Fire Chars 20 Acres

Flames were fanned by winds that were gusting up to 40 mph, officials said


Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a blaze that burned about 20 acres of woods in northern Cherokee County on Thursday evening.
Firefighters got it under control before it could threaten any homes.
The fire is near the intersection of highways 110 and 11, State Forestry Commission spokesman Ken Cabe told News 4.
Cabe said that the flames were fanned by winds that were gusting up to 40 mph.
Firefighters from five different departments battled the blaze and the forestry commission brought in four bulldozers to help build fire breaks.
"The wind was causing it to head toward the houses and that was our main concern to keep the fire off the houses," Cherokee Creek Fire Chief Reggie Petty said.