Beaufort News

Barrel fire spreads, threatens building

A fire that began in a burn barrel burned out of control Monday, destroying a trailer and threatening a Burton business.

Firefighters were called to Chavis Moving and Storage on Bay Pines Road about 2:15 p.m., said Dan Byrne, Burton Fire District spokesman.

Combustibles left near the barrel caused flames to spread quickly and engulf a nearby trailer, Byrne said.

The trailer was destroyed, but firefighters put out the blaze before it consumed the business, he said.

No injuries were reported.

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