060519 | May 14, 2019
Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and the Air Force Wildland Fire Center will conduct a prescribed fire today, May 14, on the Naval Weapons Station in the Southside Ordnance Burn Area.
The prescribed fire started at approximately 10 a.m. and continue until approximately 6 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 departments.
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.