Fire Officials: Brace For A Smoky Winter


October 29, 2018

Transylvania County residents, get ready for a potentially smoky winter as much of the Blue Ridge Escarpment is slated for controlled burns between now and the spring. Both Gorges State Park and DuPont State Recreational Forest will have controlled burns, and burns are also planned for the Green River Gamelands, Table Rock State Park, Keowee-Toxaway State Park, parts of Sumter National Forest (just over the state line) and Devils Fork State Park.

Wildland fire professionals from around the world will descend on Pickens, S.C. Oct. 29 to set up a home base from which they will venture into f...

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