Fort Jackson conducts "controlled burn"
Mar 14, 2011 11:13:00 AM - thestate.com
Fort Jackson's forestry branch will conduct a controlled burn of 100 acres today, near Screaming Eagle Road. Burning will begin about 11 a.m.
Controlled burning is used in forest management. It is conducted during the cooler months to reduce the build up of fuel on the forest floor and decrease the likelihood of serious hotter fires. Controlled burning stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, renewing the forest.
From Staff Reports