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Fire scorches more than two acres of Clover forest

A Wednesday afternoon brush fire burned more than two and a half acres of forest in Clover before firefighters were able to bring it under control.

Clover Volunteer Fire Department responded to the brush fire call at the intersection of Clover Road and Highway 360 Wednesday afternoon.

According to Clover volunteer firefighter Roger Hazelwood, four Clover firefighters arrived on the scene around 2 p.m. with two trucks assisted by Scottsburg Fire Department with two men and one truck, Triangle Volunteer Fire Department with six men and three trucks and one firefighter from Halifax Volunteer Fire Department.

Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders was also on the scene and is investigating the fire.

Firefighters used over 5,000 gallons of water to douse the two and a half acres of forest engulfed in flames, while the Halifax County Department of Forestry assisted them with a bulldozer.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.