Heavy smoke reported due to controlled burn in Francis Marion National Forest

Erika Lauren Rabon
Erika Lauren Rabon
Jonathan Chambers
Jonathan Chambers

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Residents in the Lowcountry are reporting heavy smoke and falling ash due to a controlled burn in the Francis Marion National Forest.

According to the National Weather Service, the smoke is expected to affect portions of Southern Berkeley and Inland Charleston counties.

Viewers in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties have taken pictures of heavy smoke with some residents reporting falling ash in their area. 

According to NWS officials, the smoke being generated will affect areas from Cordesville to Moncks Corner and south to Goose Creek and Ladson. 

Ronnette Daugherty Coffman reported ash falling in Ladson and said the smoke was so bad that it made the sun look red.  

"Ash falling in the Legend Oaks subdivision in Summerville," said Steve Clark."It's light but a few flakes here and there."

"Well I'm in Summerville off Trolley Road and it's falling down like snow...this is not good ...," said Cynthia Cole Evans.

"Ash fell on my car the entire drive from College Park Rd to downtown Summerville, said Codi James.

Jonathan Chambers took pictures in the Bonneau/Macedonia area and said he has noticed a large number of DNR vehicles in the past couple of days. 

On Tuesday, the Cordesville fire department reported that there was also a controlled burn in their area; residents had reported heavy smoke and ash as the burn continued. 

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