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Car fire sets Hurricane Matthew debris ablaze on St. Helena

A car fire at a St. Helena boat landing sparked a brush fire that firefighters battled almost two hours early Friday morning.
A car fire at a St. Helena boat landing sparked a brush fire that firefighters battled almost two hours early Friday morning.

A car fire at a St. Helena boat landing sparked a brush fire that firefighters battled for almost two hours early Friday morning.

Firefighters arrived about 1 a.m. to find a car on fire at Station Creek Landing off Seaside Road, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District spokesman Scott Harris said. The fire spread to nearby brush piled up after Hurricane Matthew.

Crews worked about two hours to extinguish the fire. Other cars and a boat were in the area, but no one was hurt.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the car fire, Harris said.

Stephen Fastenau: 843-706-8182, @IPBG_Stephen

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