The South Carolina Forestry Commission’s Pee Dee region personnel will continue to monitor the Hornet Fire in Horry County.
The Forestry Commission said in a statement, “This fire is 100 percent contained, not “controlled.” In wildland firefighting, a contained fire has been secured with firebreaks around the perimeter, and is not growing larger. A controlled fire is one which is producing no heat at all. It’s highly likely that the Hornet Fire will re-ignite as weather conditions once again become fire-friendly (hot, dry, with low humidity).”
Crews made great progress during breaks in this week’s rains to prepare the area against future re-ignition, says the commission.
Local SCFC personnel remain are patrolling the area daily by ground and air to look for changes in area’s fire status. Most of the their personnel have been demobilized and returned to their home regions for regular duty.