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Fire Crews Battle Fire on Sassafras Mountain

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SCFC battle a fire on Sassafras Mountain. SCFC battle a fire on Sassafras Mountain.

Crews from the South Carolina Forestry Commission are battling a fire on Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County Friday.

The SCFC says crews remain on the mountain, but tractor plow units have been instructed to stand down since nightfall for safety reasons.

The size of the fire is estimated at 60 acres.

A release from the SCFC says their crews and other local fire agencies will remain on duty throughout the night.

A burn out operation overnight will safely remove any potential wildfire“fuel” for Saturday when fire behavior will become more active.

Additional crews are expected to report to duty Saturday morning for “mop up”.

This means checking and augmenting the fire breaks and extinguishing any hot spots.

The SCFC says no structures are threatened at this time.

The Greenville Sheriff’s Department chopper remains on standby if the “Bambi Bucket” is needed Saturday.

It's a device the SCFC says is used to drop water to assist ground crews.

An SCFC fixed-wing aircraft will also be on duty Saturday to assist with logistical operations and surveillance.

There has been no official cause of the fire.


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