Burn ban issued for Horry County

Burn ban issued for Horry County
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A burn ban has been placed on all unincorporated areas of Horry County until further notice.

The ban was prompted by a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service that reads,

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON TO VERY EARLY EVENING... INCREASING SOUTHWEST AND WEST WINDS TODAY...ACCOMPANIED BY DRY CONDITIONS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT...WILL INCREASE THE DANGER OF FIRE SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING. OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. ANY UNATTENDED FIRE SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.

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