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Lexington Co. residents, firefighters come together to fight dangerous fire

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A fire along Mineral Springs Road and the Sunset Boulevard area gave nearby residents reason to panic.

"I had a fellow stop by and knock on the door and tell me there's a big fire out there in front of the house," Ronnie Sox said. "So, I ran out."

Firefighters battled flames while thick smoke made it difficult for anyone to see.

"It gives you a good appreciation of what these guys do as a firefighter," Sox said. "It gets so thick that you can't hardly breathe there at one time. I was doing alright as long as I got down closer to the ground."

Sox grabbed a small hose from a neighbor's home and joined the fight to ensure the fire didn't get close to his home and a propane tank that was only feet away.

Firefighters shut down the right lane of I-20 westbound to battle the fire near the Mineral Springs overpass. Officials say the fire spread west toward Augusta Road as well.

Lexington County Assistant Fire Chief David Fulmer said, despite traffic delays, there were no injuries or damage to any nearby property.

Fulmer said the hotspots will continue to be monitored overnight by his department. The South Carolina Forestry, according to Fulmer, will be on standby as well. 

As of now, officials are unsure what ignited the fire. However, they believe it came from the interstate side of the woods. 



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