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On Thursday evening, the North Charleston City Council passed a no-burn ordinance which states that if you're caught burning leaves or other yard debris you may be slapped with up to $500 worth of fines.
The ban passed on a 7-3 vote and takes effect immediately.
Still permitted under the ordinance are the obvious instances such as grilling food, using a portable fireplace, using a wood-burning stove, or outdoor fires for oyster roasts.
Hop over to The Post and Courier's piece for additional details on the new ordinance.