From the Department of Health and Environmental Control
COLUMBIA, SC – Residents of several South Carolina counties should be aware of possible health effects related to smoke from a wildfire in Pender County, N.C., the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.
Depending on wind conditions, the following counties could be affected for the Independence Day weekend:
- Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.
Smoke from this fire has been noticeable in eastern and northern parts of the state. The smoke can irritate the eyes and respiratory system, as well as worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.