Residents in York and Lancaster County, S.C., and as far north as Charlotte, reported seeing heavy smoke in the area on Sunday afternoon. Local fire officials said the smoke was likely coming from nearby controlled burns, not building fires.
Chester and Lancaster officials responded to structure fires Sunday afternoon, but the reports of smoke did not appear to be related to the fires.
Authorities in Lancaster County reported the possibility of a controlled burn as close as Gaston County. And fire officials in Rock Hill knew of a controlled burn on 1,200 acres in Newberry County. (Rock Hill) Herald