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Horry County Under Burning Ban

On April 4, 2016 in Emergencies, Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government will be placing a burn ban for all unincorporated areas of the county starting Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
 
National Weather Service Wilmington issued the following information:
 
...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY... A DRY COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION LATE TONIGHT...USHERING VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTH WINDS INTO EASTERN CAROLINAS ON TUESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH.
 
Horry County has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires.
 
Outdoor burning will be banned until further notice. 
 
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.




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