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Fire Protection

Lexington County Provides fire protection for the businesses and citizens in The Town of Pine Ridge.

Fire Prevention

In addition to firefighting, the fire service is responsible for business inspections and administering educational fire
prevention programs in our local schools.

Lexington County Outdoor Burn Ordinance

County Council amended the Lexington County Outdoor Burning Ordinance to
prohibit the open burning of leaves, tree branches and yard trimmings at private
residences within 75 feet of any structure and/or property line. The amended law,
that took effect on July 1, 2007, requires citizens who burn debris outdoors to take
adequate steps to prevent any fire from spreading within 75 feet of any structure. The
amended law also requires open burning that is done for the purpose of clearing
land or maintaining a right-of-way to be conducted in compliance with South Carolina
air quality regulations. Such open burning will be prohibited between April 1 and
October 30, when air quality problems are most prevalent in Lexington County.

For additional information you go here:

http://www.lexco.com/Departments/PublicSafety/FireService/documents/
Countyburnordinance2withcontctnumbrs.pdf

OR:

Yard Debris (leaves, tree trimmings)
Prior to general debris burning read Lexington County’s rules and regulations
and notify the SC Forestry Commission by calling 1-800-705-8613.

Land Clearing (large clearing, mechanical clearing)
Prior to burning for large clearings and mechanical clearings, read Lexington
County's rules and regulations and contact Lexington County Fire Services at
(803) 785-8141.
Forestry/Wildlife/Agriculture Burning
Prior to burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes, read
Lexington County's rules and regulations and notify the SC Forestry
Commission by calling
1-800-688-3823.
General/Emergency
To report a wildfire, call 9-1-1 and the Forestry Commission at
1-800-777-FIRE (same as 1-800-777-3473).
For general questions about outdoor debris burning, please contact
South Congaree Fire Department at (803)755-1345 or
Lexington County Fire Services at (803) 785-8141.

Eddie Turner
Fire Chief