Lt. Robert Szocinski, of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue, douses hot spots of a brush fire that burned parts of 20 acres on Saturday along a one-mile stretch of Old Appling-Harlem Highway near Powell Baptist Church. The fire was reported at 12:14 p.m., and the first engine company arrived within four minutes, said fire Capt. Dino Cesarini. Firefighters had the blaze contained by 1:39 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown, said Honey Shore, the department's public information officer.
photo by J. Scott Trubey
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