Inch of rain doesn't extinguish SC wildfire

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Firefighters continuing to watch the nearly 20,000 acres burned in a wildfire near the South Carolina coast last month say an inch of rain wasn't enough to extinguish the flames.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that 1 inch of rain fell in the area Monday night.

Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Garry Alderman said Tuesday the rain helped. But he says it will take more rain to completely extinguish the fire that started April 22.

Most of the local and South Carolina Forestry Commission firefighters who have been watching the remains of the fire have been reassigned.

The fire caused more than $20 million in damages, destroying 76 homes and damaging 96 others. No one was hurt.

Rainfall in the area this year is about 4 inches below normal.

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humbleopinion 05/06/09 - 06:10 pm
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It's Obama's fault.

It's Obama's fault.

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