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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Burning Ban Information

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Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for the following counties in western North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey.

The Burke County ban also includes fires within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling.

The burning ban went into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Learn more at https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm….

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