CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Awendaw McClellanville Fire District (AMFD) is investigating a “large outside fire” that happened Friday afternoon.

As of 4:00 p.m., AMFD said that crews were on scene between Broomstraw Hill Road and Martin George Road working to get the fire under control.

“Several Fire Companies on scene at Broomstraw Hill Road,” said fire officials. “We are protecting exposed areas at this time.”

Assistance from the State Forest Service was requested, according to AMFD.

AMFD said that the fire burned a total of 7.8 acres, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.