011217 | Dec. 15, 2017
- Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and the
Air Force Wildland Fire Center will conduct a prescribed fire today, Dec.
15, on the Naval Weapons Station in the Marrington Burn Area. The prescribed
fire will start at approximately 11:30 a.m. and continue until approximately
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.
For additional information on prescribed burning call the Joint Base
Charleston Natural Resources Office at (843) 794-7951.