The Hinesville Fire Department battled two brush fires in the
Mills Creek subdivision area Thursday afternoon which damaged over an acre of
According Hinesville Fire Department Capt. Robert Kitchings, both fires burned about half an acre each and at one point structures which were 30 to 40 feet away were in danger. Kitchings said firefighters were quick to protect the nearby homes. It is not known how the fire started, but it is currently under control.
Kitchings said due to current conditions the city of Hinesville is not issuing burn permits because of dry conditions and possible high winds which may crop up.