Statewide Burn Ban in effect until further notice.
The following is transmitted at the request of the South Carolina forestry commission.
A statewide burning ban remains in effect until further notice. A state foresters burning ban prohibits outdoor burning, which includes yard debris burning and burning for forestry, wildfire or agricultural purposes.
While campfires and open fire cooking are NOT included in the ban, the forestry commission strongly advises all citizens to be extremely vigilant until the ban is lifted.
The burning ban is also intended to ease the strain on fire fighting personnel, many of whom were dispatched to coastal regions to assist with evacuation procedures, law enforcement activities, damage assessment and now cleanup.