Area firefighters respond to numerous calls

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By The Staff

Sandhill Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the intersection of Hwy 265 and Airport Road at 10 p.m. Monday, July 2. Responders were initially unable to locate the fire but after searching the area found the vehicle fire on Airport Road at the intersection with Zilly Steen Road, which is in High Point Fire District’s response area. Using an engine and tanker Sandhill firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. High Point Fire District also responded with an engine which was used the block the road and allow firefighters a have area to work. The fire is being investigated by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department.
A deputy investigating a column of smoke on Baxter Huggins Road near Pageland on Thursday, July 12 discovered a burn pile contained tires. Burning tires is illegal in South Carolina and carries stiff fines. High Point Fire District extinguished the tires and the rest of the burn pile. Firefighters used a brush truck and 700 gallons of water to extinguish the fire.
The Pageland Fire Department answered a call Friday, July 13 on South Pearl Street after a resident reported her home had been hit by lightning and she smelled smoke. Firefighters determined an electric fan had been damaged, causing the odor.
High Point Fire District responded to a report of a vehicle fire behind a residence on SC 9 near Dudley Road at 3:49 p.m. Friday, July 13. Firefighters arrived to find a 1999 Ford Expedition behind a home fully engulfed in flames.
The intense heat had begun to melt the siding on the home and burning gasoline was pouring out from under the vehicle. The Expedition was a total loss and the home sustained damage to its siding.