South Carolina’s Second Wildfire #CumbeeFire Sparked | 1

FRANCIS  MARION NATIONAL FIRE, SOUTH CAROLINA |  A second wildfire (original wildfire) is burning on the National Forest located on FSRd 161.  Initial calls came into the Dispatch Center around 1430 hours.

Smoke from Cumbee Fire

Aerial recon flight on the Cumbee Fire. (Photo Credit | Francis Marion & Sumter NF)

Size Up |  There has been 1,638 acres of mostly longleaf pine, lob lolly and hardwoods destroyed.

Cause | Unknown.

Fire Status | Crews will continue with fire suppression and containment efforts with some back burning.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 90% containment status.

Resources |  There are 21 personnel assigned along with three engines, one bulldozer and one helicopter from the Francis Marion Ranger District with IC, Russ Marshall.

Threats | None.

Fire Weather | Dry and warm conditions.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #CumbeeFire #SCwildifre2018


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