Drought conditions combined with dry air and blustery conditions forced the evacuation of 60 homes and threatened to burn several houses in Conway, South Carolina on Sunday. The fire started early in the afternoon and had burned about 250 acres by evening. Many homes saw the flames creeping to within inches of their home. Fire departments from throughout coastal South Carolina responded to the wind-whipped fire. Folks were urged to stay away from an area just north of town. A portion of the highway north of Conway was closed for a while due to low visibility and the need to move fire equipment.