Effective Tuesday, January 4, the county-wide ban on outdoor burning was lifted.
While the recent rainfall and snow have made conditions favorable enough to continue outdoor burning, continuing to exercise safe practices is encouraged.
Examples include never leaving a fire unattended, accounting for windy conditions that could spread the fire and having an extinguishing agent, such as water or a rake, nearby.
A state-wide law on open-air burning will be in effect from Feb. 15-Apr. 30. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day if the fire is in, or within 300 feet, of woodland, brush or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.
Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (276) 634-4660 with any questions.