HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue has issued a county-wide burn ban, effective immediately, due to the weather conditions this weekend.
The outdoor burn ban is in effect in the unincorporated areas of Horry County until further notice, according to a news release from Horry County Fire Rescue. The ban, which includes all outdoor burning including prescribed burns, is in place due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and extreme wind speeds.
Burns are strictly prohibited by the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law, the HCFR news release states.
Read more about this weekend's weather conditions here:
Previously, a red flag warning advising against outdoor burning had been issued due to the strong northwesterly winds and dry air combining to cause conditions for fires to spread quickly.