PICKENS COUNTY (WSPA) – The Pinnacle Mountain wildfire in Pickens County is now 35% contained. But it has also grown to nearly 3,300 acres.
That’s according to an update from the SC Forestry Commission Wednesday morning.
This is an improvement from Tuesday night, when the fire was about 25% contained.
Fire officials say after foggy conditions Tuesday cleared, fire crews were able to make some progress.
National Guard helicopters also dropped drop water on hot spots, especially in the Panther Gap area between Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock.
Wednesday’s plans include patrolling the burnout areas, improving firelines, and using helicopters again to cool hot spots.
Fire officials will also be going door to door to let neighbors know the status of the fire.
Nearly 170 people from various agencies are working to put out the fire.
The recent wildfires that swept through parts of Upstate South Carolina managed to consume part of a forest managed by Clemson University.
The Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens Co. is now 100% contained according to the US Forest Service.
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