Landowners in rural Berkeley County could see an increase in their fire protection fees next year.

Berkeley County Council’s committee on Justice and Public Safety gave initial approval to a proposal Monday that would increase fees on vacant lots and property, currently $2 to $25 per year, to $10 to $100 annually, depending on the acreage. The fee for houses would remain $70 per year.

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