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Posted on: February 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Virginia 4PM Burning Law In Effect Until April 30; Fire Marshal Encourages Extra Precaution


RUSTBURG, VA - Virginia’s 4 PM Burning Law is in effect from February 15 through April 30 each year. It is important to note that some localities may have even more restrictive regulations on outdoor burning than the state’s 4 PM Burning Law.
The 4 PM Burning Law bans open-air burning prior to 4:00 p.m. if the fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which could carry fire to the woods. Burning is allowed between 4:00 p.m. and midnight as long as proper precautions are followed, and a responsible party attends the fire at all times.
"Debris burning is the number one cause of wildfires," notes Fire Marshal, Randall Johnson.  "While the law does not apply to charcoal or gas-fired barbeque grills, citizens are still encouraged to take proper care  by clearing all flammable material from around the grill, and stay with it until it is completely extinguished or turned off."
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