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September 12, 2018 9:32 AM

Burn Ban in Effect for City of Tega Cay

See statement from SC Forestry Commission -
A State Forester’s Burning Ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including yard debris burning, campfires and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes in unincorporated areas. While open-fire cooking is not included in the ban, the Forestry Commission strongly advises all citizens to be extremely vigilant until the ban is lifted.

“Many people may wonder why a burning ban is necessary when about half the state is expected to receive so much rain from the hurricane,” said SCFC Fire Chief Darryl Jones. “We’re issuing the ban not solely because of elevated fire danger, but rather because so many firefighting and emergency personnel and resources are committed to hurricane-related response.”

The ban will stay in effect until further notice, which will come in the form of an official announcement from the Forestry Commission. More info at link below. https://www.state.sc.us/forest/

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