Effective at sunrise today, Tuesday, March 7th and until further notice, Horry County Fire and Rescue has initiated a burning ban for all of Horry County.
A burning ban legally prohibits outdoor burning of any kind. Bans are emergency measures and declared only when outdoor burning is deemed significant threat to public safety.
A post on the HCFR social media sites state:
Due to current weather conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective sunrise Tuesday, March 7, for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been initiated due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity, dry and windy conditions. All outdoor burning, including permitted burns, is strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.