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Controlled burn scheduled in Georgetown Co.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Forestry Commission will be conducting a 550-acre controlled burn at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown County on Thursday.

The burn is classified as a hazard reduction and wildlife management burn.

Hazard reduction burns reduce the fuel load and mitigate against future wildfire and wildlife management burns benefit both plant and animal species in various ways.

Hobcaw Barony is located off Highway 17 between Georgetown and the Debordieu Beach Colony.

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