Camp site embers ignite small park fire

May 5, 2014

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire before the fire department arrived. Although the camp fire was inside a ring designated for such fires, the wind that blew suddenly yesterday afternoon, according to Shirley, is a reminder to park staff to take extra steps to educate park visitors about fire danger. One person complained of smoke inhalation, but Shirley said that individual is fine and turned down emergency treatment.




  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
AEC v1.0.4