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South Carolina Forestry Commission lifts The Red Flag Fire Alert

SOUTH CAROLINA (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has lifted the Red Flag Fire Alert Sunday. The alert had been in place since Saturday morning.

Fire managers ended the alert based on improving weather conditions. They say calmer winds and higher relative humidity values mean fire is less likely to spread.

While the alert has been lifted, managers warn that the Southeast in the middle of wildfire season, and care should be taken with all forms of outdoor burning to prevent starting wildfires.

During the Red Flag Alert, SCFC personnel responded to 51 fires statewide. No injuries have been reported.

Some local jurisdictions may have yet to lift a burning ban. Check with local fire officials before conducting any type of burn.

South Carolina law requires anyone planning to conduct debris burns or controlled burns to notify the Commission in advance.

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