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JB Charleston and Air Force Wildland Fire Center schedule prescribed fire

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

4 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.


For additional information on prescribed burning call the Joint Base

Charleston Natural Resources Office at (843) 794-7951.

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