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SC Red Flag Alert lifted

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COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -

The Red Flag Fire Alert in Columbia that has been in force since Saturday morning has been lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

The improving weather conditions prompted fire managers to end the alert. Calmer winds and higher relative humidity values mean fire is less likely to spread.

We are in the season for wildfires in the Southeast, so care should be taken with all forms of outdoor burning to prevent them.

During the alert, SCFC personnel responded to 51 fires statewide, and no injuries have been reported. The ban may not have been lifted in certain jurisdictions. 

Always check with your local fire officials before conducting any type of burn.

South Carolina law requires anyone who is planning to conduct debris burns or controlled burns to contact the Commission in advance.  

For more information, call Scott Hawkins: 803.360.2231

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