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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 Sheriff’s 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 sheriff’s department said the smoke is not expected to lift for “some time yet.”

--from staff reports

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