St. John’s Fire and Rescue issued a temporary burning ban during the upcoming PGA Championship.
The need for emergency services will increase during the renowned golf tournament due to increased traffic and flow of attendees, St. Johns Fire Capt. James Ghi.
Kiawah and Seabrook islands endorsed the outdoor burning ban, which does not include residential grilling.
There have been 51 responses to outdoor burning in the St. Johns district this year, according to the United States Fire Administration.
Such fires can be difficult to control due to weather conditions, access and terrain, Ghi said.
Once the ban is lifted, residents can burn vegetation on their property. It is illegal to burn construction material, tires and trash.
The temporary ban will last from Aug. 5-13.