Prescribed fire scheduled near Awendaw

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Personnel from U.S. Forest Service will conduct a prescribed fire on Friday, May 12, in the Awendaw-McClellanville area.

According to members of the Awendaw-McCellanville Consolidated Fire District, the fire will take place at Highway 17 and Steed Creek Road.

A prescribed fire is not a wildfire. It is a managed burn, conducted by trained natural resources professionals. These fires are coordinated with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and with federal and municipal fire departments.

Four hundred acres are planned to be burned.

Smoke may be visible in the area at that time. Please do not call 911 or the local fire departments to report these fires. Use caution if you’re driving.

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