State declared drought-free

COLUMBIA — After a dry autumn caused an uptick in wildfires, South Carolina has received much-needed rain.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee met Tuesday to update the drought status of each county in the state and announced the whole state is now drought-free.

The committee met Dec. 9 because of the surge in wildfires and placed 34 counties into incipient drought status.

South Carolina had twice the 10-year average of wildfires in the month of November and in the first week of December had already surpassed 1.5 times the

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