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St. John's Fire Department puts out illegal fire

Source: St. Johns Fire Department Source: St. Johns Fire Department
Source: St. Johns Fire Department Source: St. Johns Fire Department
JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

The St. John's Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire on Appaloosa Drive early Friday morning.

Firefighters arrived to find a large pile of construction debris on fire behind a house. The debris included carpet and carpet padding.

The fire department determined that this fire broke laws established by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Open burning is legal in Charleston County, but property owners are only allowed to burn natural vegetation and certain types of construction material. This construction material must meet certain criteria and should not be burned between April and October.

Firefighters stayed on the scene for over an hour and a half to make sure the flames had been completely extinguished.

The St. John's Fire Department warned that fires like these can spread quickly and put surrounding buildings at risk.

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