Joint Base Charleston natural resources officials will conduct a prescribed fire in the northeast corner of Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station from 10 a.m. to about 6 p.m. today in Berkeley County. Winds from the west should minimize smoke impacts in the immediate area.

The managed burn, conducted by trained natural resources professionals, are coordinated with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and with federal and municipal fire departments.

Prescribed fires reduce natural fuel loads present in the woods, enhance timber and wildlife habitat, restore ecosystems and suppress forest diseases and pests.

Do not call 911 or the local fire departments to report these fires. Joint Base Charleston personnel can confirm authorized burning activity at (843) 764-7555.