South Carolina Forestry Commission
1996 Annual Report


Contents of Annual Report
Fire Management

Area protected: 12,706,604 acres. Acres protected is based on the 1993 Forest Survey data for non-federal woodland, plus 10% to cover adjacent non-forest land. Mutual aid is provided on 903,467 acres of federal land.

Inches Precipitation
Precipitation Last 5 Years
Readiness Plan
Burning Notifications
Fires By Cause
5 Year Summary All Fires
Law Enforcement Summary
Total All Land Fires by County and Month
Forest Land Fires by County and Month
Total All Land Fires by County and Class
Forest Land Fires by County and Class
Total All Land Fires by County and Cause
Forest Land Fires by County and Cause
Forest and Non-Forest Land Fires by County
Property Loss Report


Fire Protection Cooperatives

Southeastern States Forest Fire Compact Commission (SCFC responded with personnel and equipment to compact activation by the State of Texas.)

SC Division of Emergency Preparedness (SCFC provided field support and EOC staffing for one emergency incident.)

Wildland Fire Protection Partnership (SCFC produced WFPP exhibit at SC Firemen's Association Conference.)

Rural Cooperative Fire Protection Program (128 fire department applied for grants; 48 grants, totalling $28,000, were funded.)

Federal Excess Property Program (160 pieces of Federal Excess equipment were loaned to fire departments this year. At present, 481 pieces of equipment are assigned to 275 departments statewide).

National Weather Service
USDA Forest Service
DOD Corps of Engineers
USDI Fish and Wildlife Service
USDI Park Service

Fire Weather

Weather Stations. The Forestry Commission, US Forest Service, National Park Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service have a network of 12 Automated Weather Stations in the state. Data from these stations are used in daily calculation of the Fire Danger Rating; special data from these stations is also provided to the National Weather Service. Weather conditions of these stations are available 24 hours a day for wildfire and prescribed fire behavior predictions.

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Inches Precipitation-FY 96*

Month Precipitation Average Precipitation Departure from Normal
July 95 4.67 5.74 -1.07
Aug 10.35 5.48 +4.87
Sept 3.22 4.19 -0.97
Oct 5.84 2.89 +2.95
Nov 4.30 2.45 +1.85
Dec 2.53 3.48 -0.95
Jan 96 4.60 3.56 +1.04
Feb 2.59 3.98 -1.39
Mar 5.43 4.24 +1.19
Apr 2.47 3.29 -0.82
May 3.13 3.70 -0.57
June 3.21 4.72 -1.51
TOTAL 52.34 47.72 +4.62
* measured by NOAA and SC Climatology Office

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Precipitation Last 5 Years*

Fiscal Year Precip. Inches Departure from Normal
1991-92 49.39 -1.02
1992-93 54.93 +4.60
1993-94 42.76 -7.57
1994-95 57.29 +4.69
1995-96 47.72 +4.62
5-Yr. Av. 50.40 +2.68
*measured by N0AA and SC Climatology Office

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Readiness Plan

Readiness Levels--Fiscal Year 96*
Level No. Days
Readiness 1 (No Danger) 45
Readiness 2 (Low Danger) 259
Readiness 3 (Moderate Danger) 49
Readiness 4 (High Danger) 13
Readiness 5 (Extreme Danger) 0
*Average for state

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Dispatch and Air Operations

Dispatch. On May 15, the Commission converted 3 region dispatch centers, located in Florence, Walterboro, and Newberry, with Florence operating at night for statewide coverage.

Air Operations. The Forestry Commission continued to use its 8 pilots and Federal Excess planes for both detection and incident intelligence. Private aerial contractors, trained in wildfire detection by the Commission, supplement the agency's resources when needed. Forestry Commission pilots and private contractors logged over 5,834 hours of aerial detection/suppression time during the year.

Prescribed Fire

Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Training. Three CPFM schools were conducted during the year.
Burning done for forest, wildlife, and agriculture management during the Fiscal Year is as follows:

Region Understory Site Prep Wildlife Agriculture
Number Acres Number Acres Number Acres Number Acres
Coastal 2,246 182,677 2,560 6,634 563 70,755 5,650 99,645
Pee Dee 1,052 72,272 227 9,130 436 26,923 6,224 112,858
Piedmont 93 7,548 133 8,774 36 2,180 428 10,986
TOTALS 3,391 262,497 2,920 24,538 1,0359 9,858 12,302 223,489

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Burning Notifications

Abbeville 2,770 Greenwood 4,409
Aiken 9,735 Hampton 4,608
Allendale 1,013 Horry 10,715
Anderson 13,610 Jasper 4,579
Bamberg 1,099 Kershaw 9,051
Barnwell 3,178 Lancaster 2,847
Beaufort 2,507 Laurens 3,586
Berkeley 9,720 Lee 1,082
Calhoun 1,609 Lexington 35,610
Charleston 6,757 McCormick 895
Cherokee 5,665 Marion 8,186
Chester 3,217 Marlboro 4,016
Chesterfield 5,631 Newberry 2,125
Clarendon 4,084 Oconee 9,080
Colleton 12,389 Orangeburg 4,901
Darlington 3,206 Pickens7,001
Dillon 2,427 Richland 7,629
Dorchester 8,220 Saluda 999
Edgefield 2,385 Spartanburg 8,424
Fairfield 4,394 Sumter8,757
Florence 6,879 Union 377
Georgetown 6,236 Williamsburg 3,475
Greenville 10,757 York 12,399
TOTAL 281,912

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Fires by Cause

Cause NumberAcres BurnedAv. Acres
Per Fire
Percent of Total
1995-965 Yr. Avg.
Lighting 79 589.3 7.5 1.82 2.04
Campfire 14 99.5 7.1 .32 .55
Smoking 129 371.1 2.9 2.97 3.42
Debris Burning 1,653 8,294.9 5.0 38.08 33.65
Incendiary 1,798 15,366.9 8.5 41.42 43.39
Equipment 203 664.2 3.3 4.68 5.13
Railroad 33 140.4 4.3 .76 .98
Children 188 433.9 2.3 4.33 4.75
Miscellaneous 244 1,151.9 4.7 5.62 6.09
TOTALS 4,341 27,112.1 6.2 100.00 100.00

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Five-Year Summary All Fires

Forest LandNon-Forest LandAll Lands
Fiscal YearAcres Protected Number FiresAcres BurnedNumber FiresAcres BurnedNumber FiresAcres BurnedAverage Per Fire% Area Burned
91-92 12,558,258 5,619 34,970.4 1,599 6,864.6 7,331 41,835.0 5.7 0.33
92-93 12,558,258 3,179 21,447.0 673 2,931.0 3,852 24,379.0 6.3 0.19
93-94 12,706,604 5,671 35,373.2 797 4,700.8 6,468 40,074.0 6.2 0.32
94-95 12,706,604 2,824 14,354.3 553 2,170.2 3,377 16,524.5 4.9 0.13
95-96 12,706,604 3,618 23,417.3 723 3,694.8 4,341 27,112.1 6.2 0.21
5-Year Average 4,182 25,912.4 869 4,072.3 5,074 29,985.0 5.9 0.24

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Law Enforcement

The Forestry Commission has 74 commissioned law enforcement officers, all certified by the Criminal Justice Academy.

Fire Information/Fire Prevention

Major accomplishments during the year: trained 17 fire information officers, designed and coordinated 2 public information campaigns, wrote and coordinated production of three interagency fire prevention TV spots, and participated in a statewide teleconference on firefighter arson.

Media Interviews - 76
Feature Articles - 1
News Releases - 29

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LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMARY

COUNTY/         Careless-			Wilful-  					State Forest   			Burnsite	Extended         Timber		Total
STATE FOREST	Negligent	Intentional	Malicious	Precaution	Burn Ban	 Regulation	  Other		Inspct.		Investig.	Theft		V	P
		P	C	P	C	P	C	P	C	P	C	P	C	P	C	
Abbeville	2	1	0	0	0 	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 7		9		0		12	2	
Aiken		1	1	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 1		16		0		106	3	
Allendale	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		19		0		16	1	
Anderson	3	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 2		21		0		10	3	
Bamberg		1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		 6		1		35	2	
Barnwell	4	4	0	0	0	0	10	10	0	0	0	0	0	0	 4		27		0		42	14
Beaufort	4	3	0	0	0	0	3	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	 10		55		0		86	7	
Berkeley	12	9	0	0	1	1	35	35	0	0	0	0	1	1	 42		84		0		387	53
Calhoun		9	9	0	0	0	0  	3	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	 11		22		0		24	11
Charleston	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	 4		30		0		30	5	
Cherokee	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		 0		0		35	0	
Chester		1	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 6		4		0		18	2	
Chesterfield	5	5	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		24		0		78	7	
Clarendon	8	8	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 1		23		0		144	10
Colleton	26	24	0	0	0	0	4	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	 2		 87		0		188	30
|Darlington	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 14		5		0		60	0	
|Dillon		2	2	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 12		12		0		34	4	
Dorchester	4	4	0	0	0	0	12	11	0	0	0	0	0	0	 7		 38		0		122	16
Edgefield	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 17		 19		0		7	0	
Fairfield	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 13		8		0		27	1	
Florence	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		2		0		99	1	
Georgetown	4	3	0	0	0	0	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 9		12		0		57	6	
Greenville	3	3	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 2		1 4		0		45	5	
Greenwood	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 47		8		0		64	1	
Hampton		3	3	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 8		41		0		70	4	
Horry		14	14	0	0	0	0	10	10	0	0	0	0	0	0	 30		67		0		101	24
Jasper		4	3	0	0	0	0	11	10	0	0	0	0	0	0	 8		35		0		232	15
Kershaw		13	13	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 27		15		0		71	4	
Lancaster	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		2		0		5	2	
Laurens		4	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 14		10		0		32	4	
Lee		0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 5		1 		0		62	1	
Lexington	91	63	0	0	13	13	0	0	0	0	0	0	13	13	 62		118		14		139	131
Manchester	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	1	1	 0		0		0		0	2	
Marion		0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 11		 6		0		20	1	
Marlboro	2	2	0	0	0 	0	5	5	0	0	0	0	0	0	 19		16		0		30	7	
McCormick	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		5		0		20	0	
Newberry	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 4		 23		0		1	0	
Oconee		0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 0		1		0		0	0	
Orangeburg	19	19	0	0	0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	 17		45		0		150	23	
Pickens		26	26	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 28		57		1		41	27
Richland	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 2		 1		0		57	0	
Saluda		1	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	 22		 5		0		13	1	
Sand Hills	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	46	46	0	0	 0		0 		0		0 	46
Spartanburg	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 3		1		0		22	2	
Sumter		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 14		12		0		82	0	
Union		0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	 2		7		0		6	4	
Williamsbug	11	11	0	0	0	0	 5	 5	0	0	0	0	0	0	 5		28		0		351 	16	
York		8	6	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	 4		12		0		12	8		
TOTAL		291	249	0	0	18	16	121	119	0	0	47	47	17	17	 496		1043		16		3243	506			
P = Prosecutions,    C = Convictions,     V = Violations

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TOTAL ALL LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND MONTH, FISCAL YEAR 96

                 JULY        AUGUST      SEPTEMBER     OCTOBER     NOVEMBER     DECEMBER      JANUARY     FEBRUARY       MARCH        APRIL         MAY         JUNE          TOTAL
              NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES   NO.   ACRES
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ABBEVILLE       4     2.5                                           2     1.3    5     9.1    7    17.2    7    12.3    6     7.4    3    43.7    5     3.7                 39    97.2
AIKEN           3    49.0    2     5.0    2     3.1    3     2.4    5    43.0    9    24.1   11    59.5   21   178.8   37   248.7   26   128.0   13    23.0    6    29.5   138   794.1
ALLENDALE                    1      .1                              1      .1                 4    12.1    3     4.2    5    54.1    6     2.1    1    35.0                 21   107.7
ANDERSON        3    10.5    1     1.0                              3     4.2    2     4.0    1     2.0   13    85.5   10    62.0    5    34.0                              38   203.2
BAMBERG                                                                          1      .2    9    10.2    7    13.8   15    33.8    6    13.9    4     1.5    3     1.4    45    74.8
BARNWELL        1      .3                              2     8.7                 2      .3    2    15.4   23   339.3   10    12.3    8     6.8    5     7.9    4    16.6    57   407.6
BEAUFORT                                               1     4.0    1      .3    5    19.4   15    48.7   43   288.9   20   145.3   13    83.5    6    59.5    3    17.5   107   667.1
BERKELEY        1      .1    3     4.7    1      .1                 3     1.6   18    44.2   29    80.0  117   629.6   95   651.8   75   609.2    7   108.1   18    69.6   367  2199.0
CALHOUN                                                1      .5                 7    13.6    4     7.0    8    19.9   12   363.8    5     7.3    9    49.4    5     5.0    51   466.5
CHARLESTON,L.                                                       1      .1                 3    14.0   13   135.5   18    69.4    8    52.2    2     1.8    2     4.0    47   277.0
CHARLESTON,U.   1      .5    3    77.0    1      .1    1      .5    1     2.0                 5    43.5   11   146.1   10   143.6   17    92.4    1     1.0    2    12.0    53   518.7
CHEROKEE        1     4.0    2     4.0                 1      .5    2     7.0    3    10.0                 7    22.2   14    50.5   17    55.6    1     2.0    3     2.0    51   157.8
CHESTER         9     4.4    1      .3    1     1.0    2     4.0    3     9.0    1     2.0                 8    49.5    9    70.4    6    13.2                 1    68.0    41   221.8
CHESTERFIELD                 2     5.0    1     1.0    2     8.1    6     6.4    6     7.7    5     4.2   27   148.0   24   158.3   20   366.0   10   111.3    9    90.6   112   906.6
CLARENDON                    1      .1                             14    26.3   13    32.8   16    12.7   32   154.8    1    35.0   30   122.3    5    11.5    2    26.0   114   421.5
COLLETON        1     3.0    1     1.0    1      .1    3      .3    2     5.1   12    32.2   20   107.6   61   463.4   60   796.0   36   295.8   12    34.3   20    65.8   229  1804.6
DARLINGTON      1     8.0    3     1.1    1     3.0    4     3.4    4    11.0   11    35.1    5    31.1   30   175.2   13    51.7   14    43.2   10    16.6    4     4.6   100   384.0
DILLON                       2     2.5                              1     5.0    3     3.1    3    25.6    4    39.5   14    20.7   10    29.3    4     1.8    3      .7    44   128.2
DORCHESTER      1    10.0                 1      .3    1      .5    1     2.0    2     3.0    7     9.3   43   517.7   32   350.6   36   265.7    5    27.2    9    79.1   138  1265.4
EDGEFIELD       3    12.6                 2     2.0                 4    19.0    1    20.0    3    13.0   12   117.9    7    12.4    7    14.7    1     3.0                 40   214.6
FAIRFIELD      10    38.8    3      .8                15     4.3                 5     2.4    2     2.1   18    18.5    9     7.0    9     9.3    2    16.0    7     6.6    80   105.8
FLORENCE        2      .2   10    12.3                 1     1.0                 4    27.0    4    12.5   42   311.5   30   245.1   16    30.4    9    46.0    2     1.2   120   687.2
GEORGETOWN      1     2.0    1     1.0    1      .1    1      .1                 1     5.0    4    12.2   21   106.2   17   211.1   24   391.0   10    26.4    4     7.7    85   762.8
GREENVILLE      3     2.2                              1    10.0                 6    12.0    1     1.0   18    52.6   11    42.3   16   121.6    6    46.3                 62   288.0
GREENWOOD       8     1.7    9     3.1    2      .4                11     7.1    9     8.6    1      .2   17    19.0   15    90.1   10    10.3    4     4.5    1     1.0    87   146.0
HAMPTON         1     6.0    1      .1                 1     1.0    3     8.7   11     5.6    7    32.2   32   214.5   22   173.6   15    29.3    6    20.5   10    52.7   109   544.2
HORRY           3     1.7    8   131.1                              5     9.3    8    19.1    6    12.6   49   286.1   27   116.2   28   122.1   12   881.4    8    31.2   154  1610.8
JASPER                       1     2.0                              2     1.1    5    40.7   18    97.7   79   545.8   75   897.5   43   324.0    7    15.3   12    34.3   242  1958.4
KERSHAW                      7    10.7    6     2.9    2      .6    4     3.3    9    40.3    1      .1   27    99.3   31   120.1   13    38.7    8    94.4    9    54.8   117   465.2
LANCASTER       1     1.4    2     2.0                                                                    11    81.5    8    34.5                 3     5.0                 25   124.4
LAURENS         8    24.5    1     5.0                              2     1.5    6    14.3                21    62.7    6    13.0    5    15.5    2     4.5                 51   141.0
LEE                                                                                           5     9.8   27   661.3                16    74.5    5     4.6                 53   750.2
LEXINGTON       9    14.9    2    13.3    1     1.0    8     4.5    8    27.5    8    34.5    9    27.6   56    83.6   38    38.7   37    29.6   17    16.3   12     3.0   205   294.5
MARION                                                                                        1      .2    9    22.9    6    33.7    4    19.0    2      .6                 22    76.4
MARLBORO                     3     3.1    2      .4                 1     1.0    6    10.7    3     4.1    9    70.3   11    22.0   12    15.3    2     1.7                 49   128.6
MCCORMICK      21    40.8    1      .1    2      .2    1      .2                 2      .2    1     4.0    4    11.2    3      .9    6    21.5    7     4.5    5     1.3    53    84.9
NEWBERRY                     1     2.0                              1     2.0   11    11.9    4     2.0   11    13.5    3     3.5    3    23.1    3     7.0    2     5.0    39    70.0
OCONEE                                                              3     8.0    1     1.0                11    23.5    4    12.0   11    23.0    1      .5    2     2.5    33    70.5
ORANGEBURG      1      .1    1     4.0                 3    10.0    6    14.9   23    51.2    7    17.1   69   388.4   39   171.1   22   151.7   11    15.9   15    18.8   197   843.2
PICKENS         3     4.1                 1      .2                 3     1.8    3    15.5    1      .5   22    41.7   23   253.6   15   181.2    2     4.5    2      .2    75   503.3
RICHLAND                     4     8.5    1      .3                 3    24.0    2     5.5    2    13.0   21    83.4   15   195.6   17    75.0    5    15.0    1     3.0    71   423.3
SALUDA          9    27.6                 1      .1    1      .1                 3     8.0    1    10.0    6    18.8    1      .1    1    10.0    3     4.1    3      .4    29    79.2
SPARTANBURG                                                         4    23.0    1     8.0                18    70.0   10    75.0   10   111.1    7    14.5    2     2.0    52   303.6
SUMTER                                                                           2     6.0    3    17.0   30   239.0                22   173.2    7    42.5    8    46.5    72   524.2
UNION           1     1.0                 1     4.0                 1      .5    3     8.0                 9    45.5    6    13.0    5    10.0    2    20.0    1      .5    29   102.5
WILLIAMSBURG                                                        3    37.0   15    62.7   31   253.4  143  1607.3   96  1471.7   60  1056.6   12    78.5    2     1.5   362  4568.7
YORK                         1      .2    1     1.0                 1     7.0    2     3.1                12    29.5   13    57.0    4    34.0    2     6.0                 36   137.8
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  T O T A L   110   271.9   78   301.1   30    21.3   55    64.7  115   321.1  247   662.1  261  1042.4 1282  8749.7  931  7636.2  772  5379.9  258  1895.1  202   766.6  4341 27112.1

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FOREST LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND MONTH, FISCAL YEAR 96

                   JULY        AUGUST      SEPTEMBER     OCTOBER     NOVEMBER     DECEMBER      JANUARY     FEBRUARY       MARCH        APRIL         MAY         JUNE          TOTAL
                NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES  NO.   ACRES   NO.   ACRES
            ===============================================================================================================================================================================
 ABBEVILLE       4     2.5                                           2     1.3    3     1.3    4    16.4    6     6.7    3     6.0    2    43.2    3     2.6                 27    80.0
 AIKEN           2     9.0    2     3.5    2     3.1    1     2.0    3     4.5    6    15.7    8    42.5   18    93.4   30   178.1   22   114.5   13    23.0    6    29.5   113   518.8
 ALLENDALE                    1      .1                                                        3     3.5    2     4.0    3    14.0    6     2.1    1    35.0                 16    58.7
 ANDERSON        3     9.5                                           2     1.5    1     3.0    1     2.0   11    16.5   10    50.7    5    17.0                              33   100.2
 BAMBERG                                                                                       4     1.7    5     8.7   14    22.1    4    10.8    3     1.4    3     1.4    33    46.1
 BARNWELL                                                                                      2     5.3   14   250.7    5     6.6    5     2.5    5     6.3    4    16.5    35   287.9
 BEAUFORT                                                                                      7    18.1   24   162.0   15   131.0   11    79.5    5    55.5    2    17.0    64   463.1
 BERKELEY        1      .1    3     4.7    1      .1                 3     1.6   18    44.2   29    80.0  117   629.6   95   651.8   75   609.2    7   108.1   18    69.6   367  2199.0
 CALHOUN                                                1      .5                 3     4.5    3     2.2    5     6.7   10   313.7    3     5.2    9    49.4    4     4.8    38   387.0
 CHARLESTON L.                                                       1      .1                 3    10.0   11   102.5   16    64.3    7    23.7    2     1.8    2     4.0    42   206.4
 CHARLESTON U    1      .5    3    77.0    1      .1                 1     2.0                 5    43.5   11   146.1   10   143.6   17    92.4    1     1.0    2    12.0    52   518.2
 CHEROKEE        1     4.0    2     4.0                 1      .5    1     1.0    3    10.0                 4    11.2    9    35.0   17    55.6    1     2.0    3     2.0    42   125.3
 CHESTER         3     2.9                              1     3.0    1     1.0                              7    21.5    6    22.0    4    13.0                 1    68.0    23   131.4
 CHESTERFIELD                 2     5.0    1     1.0    2     8.1    3     4.1    2     1.1    3      .4   23   117.0   18   143.9   14   330.4   10   111.3    9    90.6    87   812.9
 CLARENDON                                                           2    15.0    3     6.1    5     4.8   25   119.1    1    35.0   23    97.4    5    11.5    2     6.0    66   294.9
 COLLETON        1     3.0    1     1.0                 1      .1    2     5.1   11    16.1   14    78.1   46   395.5   53   690.3   34   236.8   11    34.1   19    58.7   193  1518.8
 DARLINGTON      1     1.0    3     1.1    1     1.0    4     3.4    3     6.5   10    19.1    5    31.1   28   118.4   12    42.1   14    43.2   10    16.6    3     4.4    94   287.9
 DILLON                       2     2.5                              1     5.0    1      .1    3     2.6    4     8.8   12    17.7    9    20.3    3     1.3    3      .7    38    59.0
 DORCHESTER                                1      .3                 1     2.0    2     3.0    5     9.1   40   482.6   23   213.1   33   234.7    5    27.2    8    64.1   118  1036.1
 EDGEFIELD       2     9.1                                           3    18.0    1    20.0    3    13.0   10    55.9    5    11.4    5    13.1    1     3.0                 30   143.5
 FAIRFIELD      10    38.8    2      .7                11     3.6                 3      .4    1      .1   14    14.1    7     4.8    8     8.7    2    16.0    6     5.5    64    92.7
 FLORENCE        2      .2    9    12.2                                           3     7.0    2     4.0   39   217.2   29   189.1   15    26.0    9    46.0    2     1.2   110   502.9
 GEORGETOWN      1     2.0    1     1.0                 1      .1                 1     5.0    4    12.2   21   106.2   17   209.1   24   391.0   10    26.4    4     7.7    84   760.7
 GREENVILLE      1      .2                              1     9.0                 6    12.0    1     1.0   14    47.8   10    19.3   15   121.0    6    46.3                 54   256.6
 GREENWOOD       7     1.6    8     2.7    1      .2                 2     3.2    5     3.4    1      .2   12    14.2   14    89.8    8     8.2    2     1.0    1     1.0    61   125.5
 HAMPTON                                                             1      .1    4     2.3    5    31.8   18   183.5   13   139.5   11    26.6    4    13.5    9    16.6    65   413.9
 HORRY           3     1.7    8   131.1                              5     9.3    5     9.8    6    12.6   46   276.2   27   108.7   27   104.0   12   879.4    7    15.2   146  1548.0
 JASPER                       1     2.0                              1     1.0    3    38.7   14    71.5   70   479.4   72   863.0   39   302.1    6    15.2   12    33.2   218  1806.1
 KERSHAW                      4     3.5    3     2.5    1      .5    3     3.2    4    12.0                16    81.0   25   115.7    9    37.0    8    94.4    9    35.8    82   385.6
 LANCASTER       1     1.4    2     2.0                                                                    10    67.3    7    32.5                 3     5.0                 23   108.2
 LAURENS         8    16.5    1     5.0                              1     1.0    3     1.8                 8    33.0    4     9.0    5    15.5    1     4.0                 31    85.8
 LEE                                                                                           4     7.0   21   632.1                14    63.0    3     4.0                 42   706.1
 LEXINGTON       9    14.9    2    13.3    1     1.0    7     2.5    8    27.5    8    34.5    9    27.6   52    69.5   35    35.1   34    27.8   17    16.3   12     3.0   194   273.0
 MARION                                                                                        1      .2    9    20.9    6    33.7    4    19.0    2      .6                 22    74.4
 MARLBORO                     2     2.5    1      .2                              3     6.5    1     1.0    6    58.6    7    13.0    7     9.1                              27    90.9
 MCCORMICK      17    40.0    1      .1                 1      .2                              1     3.0    3     7.0    3      .8    5    21.4    6     4.4    5     1.3    42    78.2
 NEWBERRY                     1     2.0                                           9    10.7                10    11.5    3     3.5    2    23.0    2     4.0    2     5.0    29    59.7
 OCONEE                                                              3     8.0    1     1.0                 5    14.0    1     2.0   11    20.8    1      .5    1     2.0    23    48.3
 ORANGEBURG      1      .1    1     4.0                 2     1.1    2     4.1   10    27.8    5     8.1   60   267.6   36   137.4   21   147.7    9    10.8   10    13.3   157   622.0
 PICKENS         3     4.1                                           2      .8    2    13.0                14    13.9   18   217.1   13   166.7    2     4.5    1      .1    55   420.2
 RICHLAND                     4     8.5    1      .3                 2     7.0    1      .5    1     3.0   18    63.5   12   151.0   13    55.5    5    15.0    1     3.0    58   307.3
 SALUDA          8    27.5                              1      .1                 2     4.0                 5    17.6    1      .1                 2     4.0                 19    53.3
 SPARTANBURG                                                         2    15.0    1     8.0                10    38.0    9    35.0   10    85.1    4     6.5    1     1.0    37   188.6
 SUMTER                                                                           2     4.0    2     4.0   27   181.9                20   161.7    7    42.5    6    31.5    64   425.6
 UNION                                                                            1     3.0                 5    38.5    1     5.0    1     4.0    1    15.0                  9    65.5
 WILLIAMSBURG                                                        3    27.0   15    62.7   29   243.4  143  1606.3   96  1461.7   60  1056.6   12    78.5    2     1.5   360  4537.7
 YORK                         1      .2                              1     7.0    1      .1                10    24.0   12    55.0    4    13.0    2     6.0                 31   105.3
     		===============================================================================================================================================================================
   T O T A L    90   190.6   67   289.7   14     9.8   36    34.7   65   182.9  157   412.4  194   795.0 1077  7341.7  815  6723.3  690  4959.1  233  1850.9  180   627.2  3618 23417.3



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TOTAL ALL LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND CLASS, FISCAL YEAR 96


                   CLASS A        CLASS B        CLASS C        CLASS D        CLASS E        CLASS F        CLASS G         TOTAL
                 NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES
            ====================================================================================================================================
ABBEVILLE        12     1.6     25    42.4      2    53.2                                                                 39    97.2
AIKEN            16     2.3    102   285.8     20   506.0                                                                138   794.1
ALLENDALE         8     1.1     10    30.6      3    76.0                                                                 21   107.7
ANDERSON                        34    88.2      4   115.0                                                                 38   203.2
BAMBERG          14     1.9     31    72.9                                                                                45    74.8
BARNWELL          7     1.3     41    68.8      8   167.5      1   170.0                                                  57   407.6
BEAUFORT         16     2.1     68   219.0     23   446.0                                                                107   667.1
BERKELEY         55     6.4    247   585.6     65  1607.0                                                                367  2199.0
CALHOUN          15     2.0     31    64.5      4   110.0      1   290.0                                                  51   466.5
CHARLESTON, LOWER 7      .7     33   101.3      7   175.0                                                                 47   277.0
CHARLESTON, UPPER 7      .7     25    76.0     21   442.0                                                                 53   518.7
CHEROKEE          1      .2     46   111.6      4    46.0                                                                 51   157.8
CHESTER          10     1.1     27    69.7      4   151.0                                                                 41   221.8
CHESTERFIELD     31     4.4     68   179.2     11   333.0      2   390.0                                                 112   906.6
CLARENDON        42     4.6     59   159.9     13   257.0                                                                114   421.5
COLLETON         27     3.4    153   408.2     48  1243.0      1   150.0                                                 229  1804.6
DARLINGTON       11     1.7     76   215.3     13   167.0                                                                100   384.0
DILLON            7     1.0     34    53.2      3    74.0                                                                 44   128.2
DORCHESTER       10     1.3     93   250.1     32   629.0      3   385.0                                                 138  1265.4
EDGEFIELD         5      .7     27    67.9      8   146.0                                                                 40   214.6
FAIRFIELD        46     6.0     31    47.8      3    52.0                                                                 80   105.8
FLORENCE         14     2.0     86   215.2     20   470.0                                                                120   687.2
GEORGETOWN       19     2.4     59   141.4      5   100.0      1   160.0      1   359.0                                   85   762.8
GREENVILLE        8     1.3     45    83.7      9   203.0                                                                 62   288.0
GREENWOOD        28     4.1     58    81.9      1    60.0                                                                 87   146.0
HAMPTON          24     3.2     69   135.5     16   405.5                                                                109   544.2
HORRY            17     2.7    116   335.1     19   323.0      1   106.0      1   844.0                                  154  1610.8
JASPER           35     4.4    160   414.0     44  1040.0      2   200.0      1   300.0                                  242  1958.4
KERSHAW          22     2.9     80   181.3     15   281.0                                                                117   465.2
LANCASTER         1      .2     20    53.2      4    71.0                                                                 25   124.4
LAURENS           1      .2     47   104.8      3    36.0                                                                 51   141.0
LEE               3      .4     35    89.8     13   460.0      2   200.0                                                  53   750.2
LEXINGTON        75    11.8    122   189.9      8    92.8                                                                205   294.5
MARION            4      .5     17    47.9      1    28.0                                                                 22    76.4
MARLBORO         12     1.5     34    68.1      3    59.0                                                                 49   128.6
MCCORMICK        24     2.9     25    23.0      4    59.0                                                                 53    84.9
NEWBERRY          5      .9     33    48.1      1    21.0                                                                 39    70.0
OCONEE                          32    60.5      1    10.0                                                                 33    70.5
ORANGEBURG       24     3.2    150   411.0     23   429.0                                                                197   843.2
PICKENS          17     2.8     54   111.5      2    39.0      2   350.0                                                  75   503.3
RICHLAND          1      .1     58   164.2     12   259.0                                                                 71   423.3
SALUDA           14     1.7     11    22.5      4    55.0                                                                 29    79.2
SPARTANBURG       1      .1     40   101.5     11   202.0                                                                 52   303.6
SUMTER            5      .7     46   166.5     21   357.0                                                                 72   524.2
UNION                           27    62.5      2    40.0                                                                 29   102.5
WILLIAMSBURG     26     2.9    211   707.8    122  3408.0      3   450.0                                                 362  4568.7
YORK              2      .3     32    94.5      2    43.0                                                                 36   137.8
====================================================================================================================================
  T O T A L     729    97.7   2928  7313.4    662 15347.0     19  2851.0      3  1503.0                                 4341 27112.1

CLASS A <=.25; CLASS B .26-9.9; CLASS C 10-99; CLASS D 100-299; CLASS E 300-999; CLASS F 1000-4999; CLASS G > 5000	

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FOREST LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND CLASS, FISCAL YEAR 1996

                  CLASS A        CLASS B        CLASS C        CLASS D        CLASS E        CLASS F        CLASS G         TOTAL
                NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES
=====================================================================================================================================
ABBEVILLE         6      .8     19    26.0      2    53.2                                                                 27    80.0
AIKEN            13     1.7     87   233.1     13   284.0                                                                113   518.8
ALLENDALE         5      .7     10    23.0      1    35.0                                                                 16    58.7
ANDERSON                        32    60.2      1    40.0                                                                 33   100.2
BAMBERG           8     1.2     25    44.9                                                                                33    46.1
BARNWELL          9     1.5     21    39.0      4    97.4      1   150.0                                                  35   287.9
BEAUFORT          4      .4     46   156.7     14   306.0                                                                 64   463.1
BERKELEY         55     6.4    247   585.6     65  1607.0                                                                367  2199.0
CALHOUN          11     1.5     25    55.5      1    40.0      1   290.0                                                  38   387.0
CHARLESTON L      6      .6     30    78.8      6   127.0                                                                 42   206.4
CHARLESTON U      7      .7     24    75.5     21   442.0                                                                 52   518.2
CHEROKEE          1      .2     38    91.1      3    34.0                                                                 42   125.3
CHESTER                         22    63.4      1    68.0                                                                 23   131.4
CHESTERFIELD     21     2.8     53   134.1     11   311.0      2   365.0                                                  87   812.9
CLARENDON        12     1.3     47   138.6      7   155.0                                                                 66   294.9
COLLETON         14     1.7    141   385.1     37  1002.0      1   130.0                                                 193  1518.8
DARLINGTON        8     1.1     78   199.8      8    87.0                                                                 94   287.9
DILLON            7     1.0     30    48.0      1    10.0                                                                 38    59.0
DORCHESTER        7     1.0     87   226.1     21   424.0      3   385.0                                                 118  1036.1
EDGEFIELD         4      .6     22    68.9      4    74.0                                                                 30   143.5
FAIRFIELD        37     4.7     24    36.0      3    52.0                                                                 64    92.7
FLORENCE         15     2.1     80   188.8     15   312.0                                                                110   502.9
GEORGETOWN       18     2.3     59   139.4      5   100.0      1   160.0      1   359.0                                   84   760.7
GREENVILLE        5      .9     43    88.7      6   167.0                                                                 54   256.6
GREENWOOD        18     2.8     42    62.7      1    60.0                                                                 61   125.5
HAMPTON           7      .9     45    87.0     13   326.0                                                                 65   413.9
HORRY            15     2.5    112   305.5     17   290.0      1   106.0      1   844.0                                  146  1548.0
JASPER           27     3.5    145   360.9     43   941.7      2   200.0      1   300.0                                  218  1806.1
KERSHAW           8     1.1     62   152.5     12   232.0                                                                 82   385.6
LANCASTER                       20    57.2      3    51.0                                                                 23   108.2
LAURENS                         30    73.8      1    12.0                                                                 31    85.8
LEE               1      .1     29    92.0     10   414.0      2   200.0                                                  42   706.1
LEXINGTON        70    10.8    116   169.4      8    92.8                                                                194   273.0
MARION            4      .5     17    45.9      1    28.0                                                                 22    74.4
MARLBORO          6      .8     18    33.1      3    57.0                                                                 27    90.9
MCCORMICK        15     1.9     24    27.3      3    49.0                                                                 42    78.2
NEWBERRY          1      .2     27    38.5      1    21.0                                                                 29    59.7
OCONEE                          22    38.3      1    10.0                                                                 23    48.3
ORANGEBURG       19     2.6    123   331.4     15   288.0                                                                157   622.0
PICKENS          11     1.7     41    56.5      1    12.0      2   350.0                                                  55   420.2
RICHLAND                        51   122.3      7   185.0                                                                 58   307.3
SALUDA            7      .9     10    18.4      2    34.0                                                                 19    53.3
SPARTANBURG       1      .1     31    93.5      5    95.0                                                                 37   188.6
SUMTER            4      .6     45   152.0     15   273.0                                                                 64   425.6
UNION                            7    25.5      2    40.0                                                                  9    65.5
WILLIAMSBURG     26     2.9    209   696.8    122  3388.0      3   450.0                                                 360  4537.7
YORK              2      .3     28    90.0      1    15.0                                                                 31   105.3
====================================================================================================================================
  T O T A L     515    69.4   2544  6316.8    537 12742.1     19  2786.0      3  1503.0                                 3618 23417.3

CLASS A <=.25; CLASS B .26-9.9; CLASS C 10-99; CLASS D 100-299; CLASS E 300-999; CLASS F 1000-4999; CLASS G > 5000

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TOTAL ALL LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND CAUSE, FISCAL YEAR 96

               LIGHTNING        CAMPFIRE          SMOKING      DEBRIS BURNING     INCENDIARY        EQUIP.USE        RAILROAD         CHILDREN           MISC.          TOTAL
    COUNTY     NO.   ACRES    NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.  ACRES
   ==============================================================================================================================================================================
  ABBEVILLE    3     2.2      1     2.0        7     4.2       10    59.6        8    21.7        3     1.1        1      .1       2     2.2        4     4.1       39    97.2
  AIKEN        6    54.3      1    25.0        1      .2       71   431.6       24   155.9        7    16.2                        9     6.9       19   104.0      138   794.1
  ALLENDALE    1      .1                       1      .1       12    85.1        6    15.4        1     7.0                                                         21   107.7
  ANDERSON     1     8.0                       3    51.0       16    53.0        1    40.0        5     9.2                        6    25.0        6    17.0       38   203.2
  BAMBERG                                      3    10.1       11    22.3       19    28.2        8     4.2                        2     3.8        2     6.2       45    74.8
  BARNWELL     2    17.0                       4     1.8       21    76.8       16   121.8        7   174.9                        5     3.7        2    11.6       57   407.6
  BEAUFORT     1    15.0                       1      .2       37   275.0       54   327.5        2    11.0        1     2.0       6    21.3        5    15.1      107   667.1
  BERKELEY     2    50.2      1     3.0        1      .1      101   537.7      243  1593.6        8     8.2                        7     3.9        4     2.3      367  2199.0
  CALHOUN      6    51.4                       2     1.2       24    41.6        9    74.1        3     1.4                                         7   296.8       51   466.5
  CHARLESTON, L.                                               24   198.8       18    65.1        1     6.0                        1      .1        3     7.0       47   277.0
  CHARLESTON,U.1    35.0                                       15    88.7       31   348.0        3    24.5                                         3    22.5       53   518.7
  CHEROKEE                      2     8.0      4     8.0       17    47.1       18    61.7        2     1.5        2     1.0       4    17.5        2    13.0       51   157.8
  CHESTER                                                      17   119.0       14    81.8        7    18.3                        3     2.7                        41   221.8
  CHESTERFIELD 6    61.1        1      .1     11    39.8       56   499.6       27   140.9        1     3.0        1   100.0                        9    62.1      112   906.6
  CLARENDON                                    2     2.1       28    81.5       71   321.7       12     6.2                        1    10.0                       114   421.5
  COLLETON     1     1.0        1     1.0      1     1.0      107   758.0      105   986.8        9    45.7                        3    10.6        2      .5      229  1804.6
  DARLINGTON   1     2.0                       2     8.0       40   143.3       42   199.3        5     9.2                        3     9.0        7    13.2      100   384.0
  DILLON       1      .2                       4     3.3       19    68.2       12    25.3                                         4     3.2        4    28.0       44   128.2
  DORCHESTER   1    10.0        2     5.0                      40   317.7       86   906.8        2    15.5                        6     8.4        1     2.0      138  1265.4
  EDGEFIELD    2     3.1                       2     3.4       21   103.3        6    24.7        2    13.0                       1     3.0        6    64.1       40   214.6
  FAIRFIELD                                    4     4.3       45    50.9       13    35.0       11    11.9                       2      .4        5     3.3       80   105.8
  FLORENCE     3     4.2                       6    49.2       43   230.1       62   374.3                                        3    28.0        3     1.4      120   687.2
  GEORGETOWN                                   2      .4       32    79.8       44   650.0        2     7.1                       4    21.5        1     4.0       85   762.8
  GREENVILLE   2    41.0                       2    17.0       31   142.1       15    65.4        3     8.0                       2     3.0        7    11.5       62   288.0
  GREENWOOD    1     2.0                       5     3.4       32    92.0        7     1.7                         2     4.5     11    10.1       29    32.3       87   146.0
  HAMPTON      2    11.0        1      .3                      43   208.3       49   303.7       10    17.2                       3     3.6        1      .1      109   544.2
  HORRY        3   118.1                       1     1.5       60   278.6       72  1182.4        3      .6                      11    22.4        4     7.2      154  1610.8
  JASPER       3     7.2                         3    24.0       79   414.0      141  1485.5        5    10.1                     9    13.6        2     4.0      242  1958.4
  KERSHAW      8     8.5        1    25.0      4     3.3       54   214.4       26   131.4        7    13.8        1     2.0      8    42.5        8    24.3      117   465.2
  LANCASTER    1     1.0                       2     3.0       15    77.7        1     2.0        1      .3                       3    13.4        2    27.0       25   124.4
  LAURENS      2     8.0                                       27    60.0        5    22.3        4    21.0        8    12.0                       5    17.7       51   141.0
  LEE          1     3.0                                       27   368.1       19   276.4                                                         6   102.7       53   750.2
  LEXINGTON    5    18.2        1    15.0      9     9.9       88   140.8       33    38.4       11    19.5                      41    22.5       17    30.2      205   294.5
  MARION       1      .1                                       10    23.5       11    52.8                                                                         22    76.4
  MARLBORO                                     5    11.7       19    39.2       21    76.3        2      .3        2     1.1                                       49   128.6
  MCCORMICK    5    25.1        1      .1      5    13.0       14    13.7        6    24.4        3     2.4       12     2.7      1      .3        6     3.2       53    84.9
  NEWBERRY                                     3     5.5       18    22.4        1    21.0       12    15.5                       1     2.0        4     3.6       39    70.0
  OCONEE                                                        9    22.0        1     2.0        1      .5                       1     2.0       21    44.0       33    70.5
  ORANGEBURG   2      .2                       6    17.3       87   360.2       72   362.4       18    22.0                       2     2.5       10    78.6      197   843.2
  PICKENS      1      .1                       9     8.9       46   249.3        4   206.6                                        4    10.8       11    27.6       75   503.3
  RICHLAND     1     6.0                       3    16.0       15    54.0       46   316.0        4    22.3                       1     7.0        1     2.0       71   423.3
  SALUDA                                       3     3.2       14    32.5        5    15.0        2     6.0                       3     2.3        2    20.2       29    79.2
  SPARTANBURG                                  4    24.0       25   107.0        8    85.6        6    38.0                       5    39.0        4    10.0       52   303.6
  SUMTER       2    23.0                       2    13.0       42   227.2       19   220.5                                        4    30.5        3    10.0       72   524.2
  UNION                         1    15.0      1     2.0       16    29.0        5    37.5        2     5.0        1     5.0      1     4.0        2     5.0       29   102.5
  WILLIAMSBURG       2.0                                       57   706.7      295  3815.9        7    38.6                                        2     5.5      362  4568.7
  YORK                                         1     6.0       18    43.5        7    22.1        1    28.0        2    10.0      5    21.2        2     7.0       36   137.8
   ===========================================================================================================================================================================
   T O T A L  79   589.3       14    99.5   129   371.1     1653  8294.9     1798 15366.9      203   664.2       33   140.4    188   433.9      244  1151.9     4341 27112.1

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FOREST LAND FIRES BY COUNTY AND CAUSE, FISCAL YEAR 96


                     LIGHTNING        CAMPFIRE          SMOKING          BURNING        INCENDIARY          U S E          RAILROAD         CHILDREN           MISC.          T O T A L
  COUNTY            NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES      NO.   ACRES
  ======================================================================================================================================================================================
 ABBEVILLE           3     2.2        1     1.8        1     3.0        9    48.2        7    21.4        3     1.1                         2      .3        1     2.0       27    80.0
 AIKEN               5    14.3        1    25.0        1      .2       57   268.1       21   102.4        4     5.5                         8     6.5       16    96.8      113   518.8
 ALLENDALE           1      .1                                         10    53.1        4     5.1        1      .4                                                          16    58.7
 ANDERSON            1     7.0                         3     3.5       14    27.7        1    40.0        4     4.0                         4     9.0        6     9.0       33   100.2
 BAMBERG                                               2     8.4        8    15.6       15    16.3        5     3.8                         2     1.8        1      .2       33    46.1
 BARNWELL            2    17.0                         2      .5       13    22.6       11    83.9        3   151.9                         2      .4        2    11.6       35   287.9
 BEAUFORT            1    15.0                         1      .1       26   236.8       28   185.1        1     1.0        1     2.0        2    18.0        4     5.1       64   463.1
 BERKELEY            2    50.2        1     3.0        1      .1      101   537.7      243  1593.6        8     8.2                         7     3.9        4     2.3      367  2199.0
 CALHOUN             6    51.4                         2      .4       14    17.6        9    21.1        2     1.2                                          5   295.3       38   387.0
 CHARLESTON,L.                                                         22   152.7       16    50.1        1     2.0                                          3     1.6       42   206.4
 CHARLESTON,U.       1    35.0                                         15    88.7       31   348.0        3    24.5                                          2    22.0       52   518.2
 CHEROKEE                             2     8.0        3     7.0       10    21.6       17    55.7        2     1.5        2     1.0        4    17.5        2    13.0       42   125.3
 CHESTER                                                               13    98.9        5    13.0        3    17.0                         2     2.5                        23   131.4
 CHESTERFIELD        5    60.1        1      .1        7    35.6       43   437.8       22   135.2        1     3.0        1   100.0                         7    41.1       87   812.9
 CLARENDON                                             1      .1       22    55.9       42   236.9        1     2.0                                                          66   294.9
 COLLETON            1     1.0        1     1.0                        86   615.7       95   855.3        6    35.1                         3    10.6        1      .1      193  1518.8
 DARLINGTON          1     2.0                         2     6.0       39    84.5       38   165.7        5     9.2                         3     9.0        6    11.5       94   287.9
 DILLON              1      .2                         3     3.1       16    29.6       11    20.5                                          3     1.2        4     4.4       38    59.0
 DORCHESTER                           2     5.0                        36   260.6       73   750.2        1    10.0                         5     8.3        1     2.0      118  1036.1
 EDGEFIELD           2     3.1                         2     3.4       16    59.3        5    23.2        1    12.0                         1     3.0        3    39.5       30   143.5
 FAIRFIELD                                             2     3.0       38    45.9       13    34.9        7     8.3                         2      .4        2      .2       64    92.7
 FLORENCE            3     4.2                         5    46.2       38   151.8       59   288.3                                          2    11.0        3     1.4      110   502.9
 GEORGETOWN                                            2      .4       32    77.8       43   649.9        2     7.1                         4    21.5        1     4.0       84   760.7
 GREENVILLE          2    41.0                         2    17.0       28   131.3       11    46.3        3     8.0                         1     2.0        7    11.0       54   256.6
 GREENWOOD                                             3     2.3       25    82.4        6     1.2                         2     4.5        9     9.9       16    25.2       61   125.5
 HAMPTON             2    11.0                                         29   135.5       29   264.6        4     1.3                         1     1.5                        65   413.9
 HORRY               3   118.1                         1     1.0       56   239.2       71  1165.9        2      .5                        10    18.1        3     5.2      146  1548.0
 JASPER              3     7.2                         3    24.0       69   364.9      130  1385.9        3     9.5                         8    11.6        2     3.0      218  1806.1
 KERSHAW             6     6.3        1    25.0        2     3.0       36   155.5       21   123.2        4    11.6        1     2.0        5    35.0        6    24.0       82   385.6
 LANCASTER           1     1.0                         1     1.0       14    63.5        1     2.0        1      .3                         3    13.4        2    27.0       23   108.2
 LAURENS             2     8.0                                         20    37.0        4    19.3        3    15.5                                          2     6.0       31    85.8
 LEE                 1     3.0                                         25   356.5       15   246.6                                                           1   100.0       42   706.1
 LEXINGTON           5    18.2        1    15.0        9     9.9       82   129.8       33    38.4        9     9.5                        39    22.2       16    30.0      194   273.0
 MARION              1      .1                                         10    21.5       11    52.8                                                                           22    74.4
 MARLBORO                                              2     1.5        9    20.3       15    69.0                         1      .1                                         27    90.9
 MCCORMICK           4    25.0        1      .1        5    13.0       12     9.4        6    23.4        2     2.3        8     2.0        1      .3        3     2.7       42    78.2
 NEWBERRY                                              3     5.5       15    20.0        1    21.0        7     9.2                         1     2.0        2     2.0       29    59.7
 OCONEE                                                                 5     7.5        1     2.0        1      .5                         1     2.0       15    36.3       23    48.3
 ORANGEBURG          2      .2                         4     9.3       75   297.6       62   234.8        4    11.4                         2     2.5        8    66.2      157   622.0
 PICKENS             1      .1                         7     6.9       33   189.5        3   202.5                                          2     3.8        9    17.4       55   420.2
 RICHLAND            1     6.0                         2     3.5       12    43.5       39   241.5        4    12.8                                                          58   307.3
 SALUDA                                                2     2.1        7    20.7        4     5.0        1     3.0                         3     2.3        2    20.2       19    53.3
 SPARTANBURG                                           4    15.0       19    67.0        5    52.6        3    27.0                         3    18.0        3     9.0       37   188.6
 SUMTER              1    20.0                         2    13.0       36   165.6       18   189.5                                          4    29.5        3     8.0       64   425.6
 UNION                                1    15.0                         3     9.5        3    35.0        1     2.0                                          1     4.0        9    65.5
 WILLIAMSBURG        1     2.0                                         57   706.7      293  3784.9        7    38.6                                          2     5.5      360  4537.7
 YORK                                                  1     6.0       14    35.0        6    19.1        1     7.0        2    10.0        5    21.2        2     7.0       31   105.3
  ======================================================================================================================================================================================
   T O T A L        71   530.0       13    99.0       93   255.0     1369  6717.6     1597 13922.3      124   478.8       18   121.6      154   320.2      179   972.8     3618 23417.3


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FOREST AND NON-FOREST LAND FIRES BY COUNTY, FISCAL YEAR 96

                                                    FOREST LAND                NON-FOREST LAND             ------------TOTAL ALL LAND--------------
               TOTAL AREA           NUMBER OF    AREA            NUMBER OF    AREA             NUMBER OF     AREA     % AREA   AVG. AC.
  COUNTY       PROTECTED             FIRES     BURNED             FIRES     BURNED              FIRES      BURNED    BURNED   PER FIRE
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ABBEVILLE     202,645                 27       80.0                12       17.2                 39        97.2      .05        2.5
 AIKEN         455,540                113      518.8                25      275.3                138       794.1      .17        5.8
 ALLENDALE     178,794                 16       58.7                 5       49.0                 21       107.7      .06        5.1
 ANDERSON      214,724                 33      100.2                 5      103.0                 38       203.2      .09        5.3
 BAMBERG       182,062                 33       46.1                12       28.7                 45        74.8      .04        1.7
 BARNWELL      147,093                 35      287.9                22      119.7                 57       407.6      .28        7.2
 BEAUFORT      136,739                 64      463.1                43      204.0                107       667.1      .49        6.2
 BERKELEY      390,299                367    2,199.0                                             367     2,199.0      .56        6.0
 CALHOUN       168,997                 38      387.0                13       79.5                 51       466.5      .28        9.1
 CHARLESTON,L. 161,591                 42      206.4                 5       70.6                 47       277.0      .17        5.9
 CHARLESTON,U.  83,244                 52      518.2                 1         .5                 53       518.7      .62        9.8
 CHEROKEE      165,386                 42      125.3                 9       32.5                 51       157.8      .10        3.1
 CHESTER       307,154                 23      131.4                18       90.4                 41       221.8      .07        5.4
 CHESTERFIELD  350,594                 87      812.9                25       93.7                112       906.6      .26        8.1
 CLARENDON     241,314                 66      294.9                48      126.6                114       421.5      .17        3.7
 COLLETON      502,776                193    1,518.8                36      285.8                229     1,804.6      .36        7.9
 DARLINGTON    206,641                 94      287.9                 6       96.1                100       384.0      .19        3.8
 DILLON        158,914                 38       59.0                 6       69.2                 44       128.2      .08        2.9
 DORCHESTER    283,205                118    1,036.1                20      229.3                138     1,265.4      .45        9.2
 EDGEFIELD     238,766                 30      143.5                10       71.1                 40       214.6      .09        5.4
 FAIRFIELD     409,985                 64       92.7                16       13.1                 80       105.8      .03        1.3
 FLORENCE      322,779                110      502.9                10      184.3                120       687.2      .21        5.7
 GEORGETOWN    417,150                 84      760.7                 1        2.1                 85       762.8      .18        9.0
 GREENVILLE    271,893                 54      256.6                 8       31.4                 62       288.0      .11        4.6
 GREENWOOD     212,203                 61      125.5                26       20.5                 87       146.0      .07        1.7
 HAMPTON       279,511                 65      413.9                44      130.3                109       544.2      .19        5.0
 HORRY         492,064                146    1,548.0                 8       62.8                154     1,610.8      .33       10.5
 JASPER        329,574                218    1,806.1                24      152.3                242     1,958.4      .59        8.1
 KERSHAW       413,527                 82      385.6                35       79.6                117       465.2      .11        4.0
 LANCASTER     289,284                 23      108.2                 2       16.2                 25       124.4      .04        5.0
 LAURENS       325,714                 31       85.8                20       55.2                 51       141.0      .04        2.8
 LEE           149,375                 42      706.1                11       44.1                 53       750.2      .50       14.2
 LEXINGTON     280,985                194      273.0                11       21.5                205       294.5      .10        1.4
 MARION        239,275                 22       74.4                          2.0                 22        76.4      .03        3.5
 MARLBORO      203,172                 27       90.9                22       37.7                 49       128.6      .06        2.6
 MCCORMICK     140,099                 42       78.2                11        6.7                 53        84.9      .06        1.6
 NEWBERRY      254,485                 29       59.7                10       10.3                 39        70.0      .03        1.8
 OCONEE        226,058                 23       48.3                10       22.2                 33        70.5      .03        2.1
 ORANGEBURG    438,154                157      622.0                40      221.2                197       843.2      .19        4.3
 PICKENS       233,056                 55      420.2                20       83.1                 75       503.3      .22        6.7
 RICHLAND      280,398                 58      307.3                13      116.0                 71       423.3      .15        6.0
 SALUDA        203,906                 19       53.3                10       25.9                 29        79.2      .04        2.7
 SPARTANBURG   289,043                 37      188.6                15      115.0                 52       303.6      .11        5.8
 SUMTER        258,685                 64      425.6                 8       98.6                 72       524.2      .20        7.3
 UNION         229,078                  9       65.5                20       37.0                 29       102.5      .04        3.5
 WILLIAMSBURG  450,241                360    4,537.7                 2       31.0                362     4,568.7     1.01       12.6
 YORK          290,432                 31      105.3                 5       32.5                 36       137.8      .05        3.8
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TOTAL       2,706,604              3,618   23,417.3               723    3,694.8              4,341    27,112.1      .21        6.2


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PROPERTY LOSS REPORT, FISCAL YEAR 96

                           HOMES             OTHER STRUCT.           EQUIPMENT             VEHICLES                OTHER
  COUNTY                NBR.    EST. VALUE    NBR.    EST. VALUE    NBR.    EST. VALUE    NBR.    EST. VALUE    NBR.    EST. VALUE
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABBEVILLE                0             0       0             0       0             0       3           500       6            10
AIKEN                    2        27,000       3         1,500       5       101,700       1         2,500      45         3,710
ALLENDALE                0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
ANDERSON                 0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
BAMBERG                  0             0       2           150       0             0       0             0       0             0
BARNWELL                 0             0       0             0       1        10,000       0             0       1        15,000
BEAUFORT                 0             0       3        21,500       5        10,000       1           500       1           275
BERKELEY                 1         1,000       7        80,900       1        30,000       2         6,000       1           100
CALHOUN                  2        44,000       1           400       0             0       1         2,000       3            75
CHARLESTON, LOWER        1         1,000       0             0       0             0       0             0     140         2,800
CHARLESTON, UPPER        0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
CHEROKEE                 0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
CHESTER                  0             0       2         3,500       0             0       0             0       0             0
CHESTERFIELD             2        27,000       2        12,000       1       200,000       1           100       7         6,055
CLARENDON                0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
COLLETON                 0             0       4         7,000       1         1,500       0             0      30           300
DARLINGTON               1           500       0             0       0             0       0             0       1           500
DILLON                   1         5,000       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
DORCHESTER               3        16,200       1           400       0             0       0             0       0             0
EDGEFIELD                0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0      83         1,660
FAIRFIELD                1         1,500       2         2,500       1         2,000       0             0       0             0
FLORENCE                 0             0       2         3,000       0             0      17             0       0             0
GEORGETOWN               0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
GREENVILLE               0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
GREENWOOD                0             0       2         1,000       1             0       2             0       1         2,000 
HAMPTON                  1        30,000       0             0       3        80,000       0             0      92       151,915
JASPER                   1           100       2        20,200       0             0      10        60,500       4           400
KERSHAW                  0             0       1             0       0             0       1         2,000       0             0
LANCASTER                0             0       2       110,000       1        20,000       2        11,500       0             0
LAURENS                  1         2,400       1         2,000       0             0       0             0       0             0
LEE                      2        10,000       2           500       0             0       0             0       0             0
LEXINGTON                5        98,100      11        12,900       5        42,400       7        10,300      30        10,225
MCCORMICK                0             0       2         1,100       1         3,000       0             0       0             0
MARION                   0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
MARLBORO                 0             0       3         2,050       1        80,000       0             0       0             0
NEWBERRY                 0             0       2         3,500       0             0       0             0       0             0
OCONEE                   1        10,000       2        50,050       0             0       0             0       1            75
ORANGEBURG               1         1,000       8         2,600       3         7,500       2         2,000      14         8,800
PICKENS                  0             0       1         2,000       0             0       0             0       1        25,000
RICHLAND                 0             0       0             0       1           300       1         2,000      50         1,000 
SALUDA                   0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
SPARTANBURG              0             0       0             0       0             0       1         3,000       0             0
SUMTER                   0             0       1           500       0             0       2        15,000       0             0
UNION                    0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0       0             0
WILLIAMSBURG             0             0       1             0       0             0       0             0       2             0
YORK                     0             0       1             0       0             0       1         7,000       1             0
STATE TOTAL              26       274,800      72       342,250      32      591,400	  57	   131,900	516	 230,200


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