Wildfire doused near Ashley Oaks

BLYTHEWOOD – Much of Blythewood was blanketed in smoke last Thursday when a wildfire that was described as low-intensity spread over approximately 50 acres just north of Ashley Oaks.

Several firefighters, a brush truck and an engine were sent from Columbia. The South Carolina Forestry Commission also assisted, bulldozing firebreaks around the northern and western sides of the fire. Fire officials said no homes were threatened, and the fire was contained.

The cause of the fire is undetermined until the investigated is completed, officials said.