SC Foresters wrap up burn demonstrations

BONNEAU, S.C. (AP) - As South Carolina enters wildfire season nearly a year after the worst fire in its history, the state Forestry Commission is winding up a series of demonstrations to show the safe way to burn brush.

The demonstration - the third and last in a series being staged by the commission - is being held on Friday at the commission's office near Bonneau, in the Lowcountry on the eastern shore of Lake Moultrie.

The wildfire season in South Carolina runs from late winter through early spring. Despite plentiful rain in recent months, the commission wants residents to make sure they burn safely.

A wildfire near Myrtle Beach last April burned 31 square miles and destroyed an estimated $25 million in homes and property.

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