Rainy weather prompted authorities to lift a red flag warning today after wildfire devastated parts of South Carolina during the weekend.
Scott Hawkins, spokesman for the S.C. Forestry Commission, said high humidity, lighter winds and lower temperatures also have helped.
Isolated rain showers are expected today, then the chance of rain will increase to 50 percent after 7 tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.
Crews had battled 161 brush fires statewide over the weekend, as strong winds and dry air dominated, according to the commission.
North of Myrtle Beach, a wildfire destroyed or damaged about two dozen homes in the Carolina Forest community. Horry County Fire Rescue continues to enforce a burning ban in that county because of the blaze.
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