Wildfires are starting or have been igniting all over the United States. This State has seen its fair share of wildfires already during the 2020-2021 Fire Season.
As of today’s date, there have been 18,789 wildfires with a total of 128,410 acres. Crews have recently contained 12 fires for a total of 136 acres. Three fires are still burning for a total of 75 acres. (per the SC Forestry Commission)
Here is the recap for Thursday, April 8, 2021.
MOORE FIRE | 5 miles SW of Whitehall
Started in the last 24 hours PT. Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering. 1,146 acres. 30% contained. 9 personnel. 1 engine. $10,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses. FWS land.
AIKEN FIRE | Aiken County
Detected fire on April 8th at 1230 hours. Caused by equipment used. Resources are on-scene. Open incident.
PRESS DRIVE FIRE | Orangeberg County
100 block of Press Drive. Reported today at 1722 hours. Resources are on-scene. Cause is unknown. Open Incident.
BERKLEY FIRE | Berkeley County
Reported at 1544 hours. Resources are on-scene. No preliminary cause released. Open Incident.
C148 BLOCK 9 | RX Fire
RX burn. Dispatched at 0703 hours. 615 acres. Hazard fire fuel reduction using aerial ignition.
C254 LC | RX Fire
RX burn. Dispatched 0705 hours. 157 acres. To reduce hazard reduction.
C170 FM | RX Fire
RX burn. Dispatched 0718 hours. 882 acres. Hazard reduction using aerial ignition.
(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – updated 1920 hours PT