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Charleston and Air Force Wildland Fire Center schedule prescribed fire today

340617 | June 15, 2017


Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and the Air

Force Wildland Fire Center will conduct a prescribed fire today, June 15, on

the Naval Weapons Station in the Marrington Plantation burn area.


The prescribed fire will start at approximately 10 a.m. and continue until

approximately 5 p.m.


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



Prescribed fires serve many ends. They reduce natural fuel loads present in

the woods, enhance timber and wildlife habitat, restore ecosystems and

suppress forest diseases and pests.


Please do not call 911 or the local fire departments to report these fires.

Joint Base Charleston personnel can confirm authorized burning activity at

(843) 764-7555.



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