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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Burn Ban Lifted

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Date: April 13, 2020

To: Burke County Residents / Fire and Emergency Service Personnel From: Michael Willis, Fire Marshal

Re: Local Burn Ban Lifted

Effective 13 April 2020 at 12:00 pm, the burning ban for Burke County has been lifted. Permits will now be iss...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Official Burning Ban

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Due to hazardous forest fire conditions, Commissioner Troxler issued an order to cancel all burning permits and prohibit open burning for many Western North Carolina counties including Burke. The order is effective from April 3, 2020 at 5 pm and will rema...

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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, Cat...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Ban on Written Burn Permits

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Information from the Fire Marshal, until further notice no written burn permits will be issued statewide.

Burn permits can still be obtained through the Forest Service website located at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm

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