TAKE A STAND: Dry Conditions

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The long drought since Hurricane Matthew has been relentless.

Some parts of the Lowcountry got a little rain, but not nearly enough.

And when the wind shifted, it brought smoke from the many woods fires in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

It's causing haze, traffic problems due to poor visibility, it doesn't smell good, and is even causing health problems and prompting air quality alerts.

The most disturbing thing is some of the fires in the Southeast have been deliberately set.

Why? Who knows? It's sad because hundreds of firefighters and volunteers are risking their lives.

Thankfully, there have been some arrests, hopefully there will be more.  And I hope they throw the book at the arsonists.