Burn Ban In Effect

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) COLUMBIA,S.C., --

Saturday's windy weather created some challenges for fire fighters who worked over time putting out several brush fires throughout the area.

The National Weather Service says Saturday there were wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, and low humidity created a perfect combination for brush and wildfires.

Forestry officials issued a burn ban asking people not to conduct any outdoor open burns for the fear the embers would blow out of control and cause fires. Officials say the best time for outdoor burns will be after we get some much needed rain in the area.

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