COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2009) – South Carolina Electric & Gas will conduct controlled burns on islands in Lake Murray and Lake Monticello over the next several weeks as part of its ongoing safety program.
SCE&G conducts the burns annually to reduce undesirable ground litter and underbrush, according to Tommy Boozer, who oversees the company’s lake management program.
The controlled burns are under the regulation and approval of the S.C. Forestry Commission and performed under the direct supervision of SCE&G registered foresters who hold approved prescribed fire managers licenses.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 649,000 customers in 26 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 302,000 customers in 34 counties in the state. Information about SCE&G is available on the company’s web site at www.sceg.com.