The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a Red Flag Fire Alert for all of South Carolina until further notice. The notification is aimed at reducing new fire starts in the state.
The alert, which goes into effect at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, does not outlaw debris burning in most jurisdictions, but strongly advises that burning be postponed.
A Red Flag Alert cautions that wildfire danger is increasing and that outdoor burning could be difficult to keep in check. Nearly all wildfires in the Palmetto State begin as debris burns that get out of control.