CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Horry County will go into effect at sunrise on Wednesday, officials said.

The ban, which will remain in place until further notice, is because of an extreme fire danger resulting from low relative humidity and dry and windy conditions, officials said in a news release.

All outdoor burning, including permitted burns, is strictly prohibited during the ban. Anyone involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law, officials said.

The National Weather Service Tuesday afternoon issued a fire-danger alert covering the Grand Strand and Pee Dee counties in the News13 viewing area. It will be in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

“The combination of dry fuels, low relative humidity, and gusty winds will lead to increased fire danger Wednesday,” the weather service said. “Relative humidity values will drop to 25% to 30%, accompanied by northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.”

More information is available on the county government website.

Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.