Fire burns 10 acres near downtown Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – A brush fire consumed about 10 acres of a 158-acre parcel on Langford Road, just outside of the Blythewood town limits on Sat., March 31.

The center of an open field on the property was burning and smoke was billowing above tree tops when firefighters arrived on scene around 2:30 p.m. The fire was extinguished by a little after 6 p.m. according to a fire report by the Richland County Fire Department.

The property is one of two joining parcels owned by Jacobs Creek LLC that stretch between Langford Road and I-77.

The fire report stated that the fire was pushed in multiple directions by the wind. Due to the size and nature of the fire, the S. C. Forestry Commission as well as other units were called.

An investigation by the Richland County Fire Department concluded that the cause of the fire was undetermined. No structures were damaged.