Open burning is the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass, and other debris where the emissions are not going through a chimney or stack. Open burning can be dangerous if not taken care of properly. Here in North Myrtle Beach, we have a few laws pertaining to open burning. Listed below is a quick guide to open burning here in North Myrtle Beach. For a more detailed description and a list of other ordinances, click here.
Open Burning is prohibited except for the following….
Fires for cooking of food for human consumption if…
…it’s contained in a device designed for that purpose (such as a grill)
…at least 10 ft away from any commercial building
….if it’s constantly attended
Fire for recreational purposes if…
…it’s contained in a device designed for that purpose (such as a portable fire place)
…kept 20 ft away from any structure or vegetation
…only non treated lumber, clean wood, or vegetation is burned
…if it is constantly attended until put out.
Fires set for the training of firefighters (if conducted within boundaries of the appropriate facility)
Fires set for the purpose of backfiring, or using a fire to help contain a wild fire within specific regulations.
Fires set for the disposal of debris as a result of an officially declared emergency or disaster and follows specific regulations.
Fires set for the disposal of trees and vegetation on land at least 20 acres or more when the removal of said vegetation is necessary for the creation of a roadbed and the right-of-way associated with the roadbed and follow specific regulations.