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Citizens asked to refrain from outdoor burning in Horry County

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Source: SC Forestry Commission Source: SC Forestry Commission

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue is asking citizens to refrain from outdoor burning through the weekend, due to low humidity and high wind conditions.

"Although we have had plenty of rain and the ground is saturated, the top fuels like grass and light brush were quickly dried out by all the recent winds," stated HCFR Battalion Chief Brian VanAernem. "These fuels are very quick to burn and just a slight breeze can cause a small debris fire to quickly get out of control."

Residents who do decide to burn outdoors must follow the South Carolina Forestry Commissions rules on open burning, which can be found online here: http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm

Chief VanAernem stated that crews often respond to fires that were set the day before, that the owner says was out.

"Hot ash will smolder for several hours even a day or so and all it takes is a slight wind gust to blow the ash out causing a fire. So please make sure all fires are put completely out with water," he stated.

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