A burn ban is in place starting Tuesday for all unincorporated areas of Horry County because of an elevated danger caused by atmospheric conditions, officials said.
A dry cold front blew into the region overnight, ushering in very low humidity and gusty north winds into the Eastern Carolinas, making weather conditions conducive to wildfires.
Relative humidity values are expected to drop around 20 to 30 percent Tuesday afternoon, followed by north wind gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour, blending with cold, dry air to form conditions that could pose a risk during outdoor burning, according to a report county officials obtained from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
Outdoor burning will be banned until further notice, officials said.
For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at 843-915-5190.