Horry County issues burn ban through Saturday morning

Because of an increased fire danger for the northeast part of South Carolina Thursday, Horry County has issued a burn ban for all unincorporated areas

from 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Horry County Fire Rescue spokesman Brian VanAernem says a forecast of gusty winds combined with a strong cold front and a decrease in humidity led to the ban.