The South Carolina Forestry Commission lifting statewide Red Flag Fire Alert

Lexington, SC - Effective 7 a.m. Monday morning, the statewide Red Flag Fire Alert will be lifted because of improving weather conditions.

As a reminder, state law requires anyone planning to burn outdoors to notify the Forestry Commission in advance. For residential yard debris burning, residents can find their county's toll-free notification number at http://trees.sc.gov/fyard.htm.

Residents burning for forestry, wildlife, or agricultural purposes should notify by calling 1-800-777-3473.

There are also ordinances that govern outdoor burning in Lexington County. You can learn more about that by going to the county’s website and looking at the outdoor burning regulations at http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptIQ/publicsafety/fireservices/Pages/News.aspx.

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