BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - The Bluffton Township Fire District says it has responded to five brush fires in the last four days.
According to a press release from the district, the area is now in brush and wildfire season. Firefighters are asking residents to be careful when burning yard debris.
Here are a few tips from the district:
- In Beaufort County, call 1-800-895-7062 every time to see if it is safe to burn
- If it is safe, make sure to follow all local, county, and state regulations
- Make sure you have a water source to put it out if needed
- Never leave an outdoor burn pile unattended
- Make sure you have a phone to call 9-1-1 if something occurs
- Be considerate of your neighbors – smoke travels!