Statewide Red Flag Fire Alert to be lifted Sunday

COLUMBIA, SC —The South Carolina Forestry Commission is lifting the statewide Red Flag Fire Alert, effective at 7 a.m. Sunday.

The alert is being lifted because of improving fire weather conditions.

As a reminder, state law requires anyone planning to burn outdoors to notify the Forestry Commission in advance. Two types of public outdoor burning are permitted in South Carolina:

Residential Yard Debris Burning

State law requires citizens to notify the Forestry Commission before burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that people clean up from their yards. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits. Find every county’s toll-free notification number on the SCFC home page or at

Forestry, Wildlife, and Agricultural Burning

State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission before burning for forestry, wildlife management or agricultural purposes. This includes burning for wildfire hazard reduction, brush control, endangered species management, wildlife habitat improvement, plant disease control, crop residue removal and preparation of land for planting trees or agricultural crops. All burning for forestry, wildlife and agriculture must comply withSC Smoke Management Guidelines. To make notification, regardless of county, please call (800) 777-3473.

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