Reece Murphy/reporter
Firefighters from six departments fought the fire that destroyed three Sun City Carolina Lakes homes for about two hours Thursday afternoon, then crews stayed to prevent flare-ups. Eleven S.C. counties were under a fire warning because of winds and low humidity.
Fire consumes 3 Sun City homes

by Reece Murphy and Gregory A. Summers
A fire whipped by strong winds quickly destroyed three houses and damaged two others Thursday afternoon at Sun City Carolina Lakes.
An army of firefighters rushed to the scene from at least six departments, extinguishing the blaze after a little more than two hours. No residents or firefighters were injured.
“This is our worst fear, when we build houses this close together,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers. “We don’t like it, but it happens.”