Burning ban issued for 5 Upstate SC counties

Credit: Michelle Mackey

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – A burning ban has been issued for the following counties:


State Forester Gene Kodama enacted the ban today because of weather conditions in the Upstate that present an elevated risk of wildfire.

Forecasts for the aforementioned five counties over the next week include gusting winds and very low relative humidity, which combine with dry fuels on the ground to create the potential for outdoor fires escaping easily and spreading rapidly.

A State Forester’s Burning Ban prohibits outdoor burning, which includes yard debris burning and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes.

While campfires and open-fire cooking are not included in the ban, the Forestry Commission strongly encourages all citizens in the five counties to refrain from any unnecessary burning.

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