Horry County working to reduce forest fire risk

Horry County is working to reduce wildfire risks

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Horry County is working to reduce wildfire risks following the disastrous fire at the Windsor Green condominiums in Carolina Forest earlier this year.

The March 16 wildfire was fed by winds of 30 mph that destroyed 26 condominium buildings, killing 80 pets and causing almost $12 million in damage.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that ( ) the Carolina Forest Civic Association has asked the county to take steps to reduce the wildfire risk.

The county's assistant administrator for public safety, Paul Whitten, says making such a program effective will require cooperation between law enforcement, planning and zoning officials, and community members. He says he will update county officials on progress.