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Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

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, which can be located at 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 where the burn ban is not in place, we ask 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 Initiates Burn Ban

 Due to 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.

For more information on the status of the burn ban, visit 

Public Safety Committee Workshop

Conway, South Carolina-Ahead of the Horry County Council Public Safety Committee meeting on June 13, 2018, the committee will hold a workshop on the recently proposed ordinance that would provide for the regulation of outdoor burning within unincorporated Horry County. The workshop will be held at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at the Government and Justice Center and members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. The workshop will include public input, and members of the public who would like to participate in the public input at this workshop are not required to register in advance. The Public Safety Committee Meeting will immediately follow in Council Chambers.

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.