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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 http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm. 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.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.



Burn Ban Lifted for Horry County

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 http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm. 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.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.



Outdoor Burn Ban Issued for Horry County, South Carolina

CONTACT PERSON - Mark Nugent, PIO, 843-915-7066


APRIL 6, 2018, 3:30 PM - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Conway, South Carolina – 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 extreme wind speeds. 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, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-7066



Burn Ban Lifted for Horry County

MARCH 5, 2018, 4:30 PM - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Conway, South Carolina –After conferring with the Department of Forestry, and due to the change of weather conducive to an increased risk of wildland fires, Horry County Government has lifted an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  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.  Please consider burning after 4 p.m. and consider not burning on extremely windy days.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-7066.



Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina – After conferring with the Department of Forestry, and due to the recent precipitation, Horry County Government has lifted an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  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.  Please consider burning after 4:00 PM, and consider not burning on extremely windy days.

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.



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