The South Carolina Forestry Commission is issuing a State Forester’s Burning Ban for all counties, including Beaufort County, starting Nov. 19, according to a post on the organization’s Facebook page.
The post states that State Forester Gene Kodama expanded the ban statewide because of weather conditions associated with an approaching cold front that presents an elevated risk of wildfire.
A State Forester’s Burning Ban prohibits outdoor burning, which includes yard debris burning and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes, according to the post. The Forestry Commission strongly advises to be careful with campfires and open-fire cooking, which are not included in the ban, until it is lifted.
The post reads that the ban will stay in effect until further notice, which will come in the form of an official announcement from the Forestry Commission.