The Pinnacle Mountain wildfire began in Pickens County on November 9, 2016 and expanded into Greenville County on November 20, 2016. The fire burned a total of 10,623 acres, nearly half of which was in Greenville County. This fire is the largest mountain wildfire on record in South Carolina. There have been additional recent wildfires across the nation that have increased awareness of wildfires and their associated risks and hazards. Greenville County recognizes that Paris Mountain is in the urban / forest interface and is susceptible to wildfire. Because of the high risk and number and types of assets located on the mountain, the County has decided to enhance the existing Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan with an annex addressing wildfire mitigation for the Paris Mountain area.
Paris Mountain is in unincorporated Greenville County just north of the City of Greenville. There are several valuable assets located within the boundaries of the Paris Mountain area including, but not limited to; communications equipment including multiple television and radio transmission towers, Paris Mountain State Park, two (2) waste treatment plants, and a large number of residential and commercial structures.
Additionally, access to many of these assets is limited. Altamont Road provides access from the west to the communications equipment and State Park Road provides park access from the south. Subdivision streets provide access to many of the residential structures located at the base of the mountain.
Paris Mountain Wildfire Mitigation Plan Public Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Duncan Chapel Fire District Station #2, 935 Foothills Road, Greenville, SC 29617
There will be several computer stations for residents to visit with continuously running PowerPoint presentation material. Topics covered at the stations include:
- Sign-in & Meeting Purpose
- Plan Purpose & Goals
- Wildfire Information
- Mitigation Strategies (overarching concepts, not specific projects or activities)
- Next steps & Comments
If you have questions about this meeting, please contact [email protected].