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Pinnacle Mountain fire prompts evacuations in Pickens Co.

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Pinnacle Mountain fire prompts evacuation call in Pickens. Source: SC Forestry Commission) Pinnacle Mountain fire prompts evacuation call in Pickens. Source: SC Forestry Commission)
Pinnacle Mountain fire (Courtesy: SC Forestry Commission) Pinnacle Mountain fire (Courtesy: SC Forestry Commission)
Volunteers gather supplies at Midway Baptist Church in Pickens, where Pickens Co. evacuees are welcome to shelter in place during the wildfires. (FOX Carolina/ 11/12/16) Volunteers gather supplies at Midway Baptist Church in Pickens, where Pickens Co. evacuees are welcome to shelter in place during the wildfires. (FOX Carolina/ 11/12/16)
Pinnacle Mountain fire (Source: Robbie W.) Pinnacle Mountain fire (Source: Robbie W.)
Pinnacle Mountain fire (Source: Robbie W.) Pinnacle Mountain fire (Source: Robbie W.)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After the Pinnacle Mountain Fire in Pickens County doubled in size to 1,400 acres overnight, people who live in some specific areas near the fire are being urged to evacuate, the South Carolina Forestry Commission said Saturday.  Fire officials said residents are not in imminent danger at this time and that the evacuations are precautionary. 

Here is the evacuation and shelter information, exactly as it is stated in the commission's news release: 

"South Carolina Forestry Commission and Pickens Fire Department officials are recommending an evacuation of residents who live just south and southwest of the Pinnacle Mountain Fire at Table Rock State Park.

All residents north of Highway 11 between Sleepy Springs Drive on the east and Falcon Crest Way on the west – in addition to all residents of Sugar Likker Road – are encouraged to evacuate their homes. SCFC officials emphasize that residents are not in imminent danger and that the evacuation is a precautionary measure.

Streets included in the evacuation zone include Sleepy Springs Drive, Laurel Ford Lane, Centurion Lane, Lake Barbara Road, Woodmere Drive, Falcon Crest Way and Sugar Likker Road.

East Pickens Baptist Church on Gentry Memorial Highway in Pickens is serving as a shelter for evacuees.

Infrared imagery provided by overnight flights indicate the fire, which was more than 700 acres by the end of firefighting operations Friday night, has more than doubled in size before daybreak. As of 6 a.m. Saturday, the fire was approximately 1,400 acres, extending its perimeter most significantly on the western and southern sides.

Pickens Fire Department personnel, assisted by other nearby fire services, will be performing structure protection in and around all the neighborhoods affected by the evacuation as well as assisting with the evacuation process."

As of 6:30 p.m. the Director of Communications Doug Wood, said the fire had grown, but was unsure of how many acres. Wood said infrared viewing will take place Sunday morning,

Another update will happen Sunday morning.

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