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Pinnacle Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
4931 Broad River Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212

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Incident Contact

Joint Information Center
Phone: 8648982437
Hours: 7 am - 8 pm daily

Highlighted Activity

12/05/2016 12-5-16 Wildfire Fact Sheet PMF
SC forestry officials confirm Pinnacle Mountain Fire is 100% contained PICKENS—Incident command officials at the Pinnacle Mountain Fire are reporting the blaze, which ultimately burned through more.
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The Pinnacle Mountain Fire began Wednesday, Nov. 9 and was human caused. Efforts to control this fire have involved numerous local, state and federal agencies, with hundreds of personnel assigned to the incident so far. This mission is being coordinated under a unified command between SC Forestry Commission, Ostler, Central Utah Team 1, and Staton, Holly Springs Fire Dept.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday November 09th, 2016 approx. 08:30 PM
LocationTable Rock State Park- 10.5 miles north of Pickens, SC
Incident CommanderBozzo-SC Forestry Commission, Staton-Holly Springs
Coordinates35.027 latitude, -82.743 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel69
Size10,623 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday December 05th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter, timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Coordinate demob of outside resources and then plan demob of SC Resources and Incident Command Post.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect no movement


Updated acreage due to more accurate mapping.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Light rain spread over the area early this morning and continued for much of the day. Rainfall totals across the area were between 0.5 and 1 inch. Light rain will end around midnight with a brief period of dry but cloudy conditions expected Monday. Temperatures will rise into the low to mid 50s Monday with relative humidity dropping to around 80%. Low pressure will move northeast from the Gulf of Mexico Monday, spreading moderate rain over the area Monday night. Total rainfall Monday night will be 0.5 to 1 inch. Northeast winds will increase with gusts of 15-20 mph as the low approaches. Wind direction will shift to southwest around daybreak Tuesday.

Weather for Sunday

Sky: Cloudy with periods of rain

Max Temp: 42

Min RH: 90%

Wind: Variable winds under 5 mph