Controlled burn near Newberry prompts smoke alert
Sep 14, 2010 5:12:00 PM - thestate.com
People with breathing problems who live near Newberry are being encouraged to stay indoors as much as possible until heavy smoke from a controlled burn near town clears.
According to a statement from the Newberry County Sheriffs Department, the burn does not pose a threat to the general community.
The heavy smoke, however, led to numerous calls to the county 911 emergency number after weather conditions caused it to drift over Newberry. The sheriffs department said the smoke is not expected to lift for some time yet.
--from staff reports
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