Open burning is the burning of unwanted materials such as:
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 is a quick guide to open burning here in North Myrtle Beach. Open Burning is prohibited except for the following:
Fires for cooking of food for human consumption if:
At least 10 ft away from any commercial building
If it’s constantly attended
It’s contained in a device designed for that purpose (such as a grill)
Fire for recreational purposes if:
If it is constantly attended until put out
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
Fires set for the training of firefighters (if conducted within boundaries of the appropriate facility).
Fires set for the purpose of backfiring, or using fire to help contain a wildfire within specific regulations.
Fires set for the disposal of debris as a result of an officially declared emergency or disaster and follow 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.