‘Red Flag Fire Alert’ lifted for South Carolina due to improving conditions

South Carolina News

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – Officials have lifted a “Red Flag Fire Alert” for the Palmetto State, effective immediately.

A week ago, the South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) issued the alert to discourage outdoor burning and prevent wildfire.

But according to the National Weather Service in Columbia, improving weather conditions and rainfall is expected over the next several days.

SCFC is still urging residents to use caution when burning outdoors.


-State law requires residents to notify the SCFC prior to burning outdoors

-The notification law does not apply within town or city limits

-Check local ordinances before burning anything outdoors

For more information on residential yard debris burning or notifying SCFC, visit here.

Palmetto State officials are warning people against outdoor burning.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) on Wednesday issued a “Red Flag Fire Alert,” effective immediately.

This means outdoor burning is not banned but discouraged in an effort to prevent wildfire.

“We’re going to see very favorable conditions for wildfire ignitions over the next few days, particularly
with the relative humidity values, which will remain low at least until the weekend,” stated Darryl Jones,
SCFC Fire Chief.

The alert will remain in effect until lifted by the commission, whose team will monitor the situation continuously.

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