A burn ban issued by Horry County officials Tuesday is lifted Wednesday as atomospheric conditions improved.
Weather authorities at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. issued a warning stating gusty winds and cold, dry air created an environment conducive to wildfires, and a ban on outdoor burning was put in place for all unincorporated areas of Horry County on Tuesday until further notice.
That ban was lifted 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from Lisa Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman.
Horry County Government has a policy allowing officials to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert, or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires, officials said.
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For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-5190.