Red Flag Fire Warning Lifted by S.C. Forestry Commission
The statewide red flag fire alert was lifted this morning. According to the South Carolina Forestry Commission, the decision to lift the warning was made because the dangerous conditions decreased. While the red flag warning was in place, crews responded to 95 wildfires that unofficially burned more than 1,200 acres in just three days, 32 of which have been contained without firebreaks but are still being monitored. Some of those happened in parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. The alert was issued on Saturday to discourage people from burning outdoors while weather conditions presented and elevated risk to wildlife.