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Crews evacuating homes within one mile of fire in Greeleyville

ByLive 5 Web Staff|October 31, 2019 at 8:03 PM EDT - Updated October 31 at 9:13 PM

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Emergency officials say crews are evacuating homes within one mile of a fire in Greeleyville involving multiple structures some of which contain herbicides.

Officials with the Williamsburg County Fire Department say the incident is a Hazmat scene and is happening at an address on Bloody Bucket Road.

Authorities are urging the public to avoid the area.

William Horton with the fire department said two large storage sheds and a mobile home are on fire. According to Horton, the storage sheds have herbicides and pesticides in them.

Fire officials said the actual fire poses no danger to the public, but are concerned about the chemicals inside the sheds.

Authorities say if you experience skin irritation or trouble breathing to go to the hospital.

The fire department has been instructed by DHEC to fall back to defensive operations until their teams arrive on scene.

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