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Memorial Fire

Unit Information

Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29212

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Memorial Fire is currently at 1,600 acres and is burning in Southern Rough, consisting of live flammable evergreen shrubs such as palmetto and gallberry along with dead grass (fuels) under longleaf pine.

Weather conditions continue to consist of high temperatures with low humidity.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday May 26th, 2019 approx. 12:30 PM
Incident CommanderRuss Marshall
Coordinates33.209 latitude, -79.51 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size1,600 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday June 02nd, 2019 approx. 04:00 PM



Resources: 1 Helicopter, 3 engines, two dozers and 6 overhead

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Extreme heat and low humidity continues.

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