PICKENS CO., SC (WSPA) – The Pinnacle Mountain fire in Pickens Co. is now 100% contained according to the US Forest Service.
They say crews will turn their focus in the coming weeks to repairing the firelines and roads within the fire area.
Local South Carolina Forestry Commission employees, along with employees from the SC Department of Natural Resources, Greenville Watershed and Table Rock State Park will begin implementing Best Management Practices to ensure fire suppression activities do not cause significant erosion issues.
They say methods used to prevent resource impact will primarily include installing waterbars and broad-based dips, planting grass seed and cleaning out stream crossings to restore the natural flow of water.
The firelines and interior roads have been evaluated for implementing these methods. They say work will begin as soon as weather allows.
The fire has burned 10,645 acres so far with a cost of $4.8 million.
They say the fire was caused by a human on Nov. 9.
Table Rock State Park reopened Tuesday, Nov. 29. All facilities and roads will be open with the exception of the Carrick Creek Trail, the Table Rock Trail, the Pinnacle Mountain Trail and the Foothills trail portion that is located on Table Rock.
The trail to the Carrick Creek Falls overlook will be open, as will the Pinnacle Lake trail.
For more information, please contact the park directly at 864-878-9813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.