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Horry County Institutes Outdoor Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 21, 2021)—Due to current weather conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and windy conditions. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
 


Horry County Lifts Outdoor Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 21, 2020)—Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.

We remind our citizens that even when the burning ban is not in place, we ask for their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.



Horry County to Lift Outdoor Burning Ban

Conway, South Carolina (April 29, 2019)-- Effective April 30, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.

We remind our citizens that even in the time when the burn ban is not in place, we ask for their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.



Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted

Conway, South Carolina –Due to improved conditions and effective immediately, the outdoor burning ban for all unincorporated Horry County has been lifted. Horry County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions and may re-impose the ban at a later date if conditions deteriorate.

Horry County Government 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.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.



Horry County Under Burning Ban

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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