- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Some Hilton Head Island residents are burned up about the town’s burning policy.

The Island Packet reports (https://bit.ly/V4cibR ) that leaves and pine straw are piling up because residents weren’t able to burn yard debris in recent days.

The town allows two consecutive days a month to burn debris. Some residents want a makeup day. But Fire Marshal Joheida Fister says because it didn’t rain on the burning days, folks will have to wait until next month.

Some residents acknowledge that it didn’t rain on burning days but say the debris was so wet from last weekend’s rains it was impossible to burn.

The policy was put in place when the town lifted its burning ban earlier this year. In June, a planned burn was canceled because of windy conditions.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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