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North Charleston votes to ban yard waste burning

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The North Charleston City Council voted Thursday evening to ban yard waste burning.

Some residents spoke during the public meeting and said that smoke from the burning was a growing nuisance.

A council member says the burn ban will go into effect immediately, but if any one is caught burning in the City of North Charleston they will be issued a warning.

The city's attorney says the maximum fine will be up to $500 depending on the fire.

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