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County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code
KCC - Ray
Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray explains his request for the Kershaw County Council to amend the code regulating placement of fire hydrants in unincorporated areas of the county. Council approved first reading of an ordinance that would keep the 500-foot placing requirement, but would also say the 500 feet is dependent on fire truck access to the hydrant. - photo by Gary Phillips
Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county. Current regulations require hydrants to be spaced no more than 500 feet apart. An amended ordinance, brought at the request of Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), would keep the 500-foot distance in effect, but would also add a provision that the 500 feet must allow for fire truck access.