March 17, 2014
A difficult spring season for firefighters has come to an end.
The Virgina Department of Forestry lifted the temporary burn ban at midnight on Tuesday morning.
Between February 14th and the end of April, Virginia's weather conditions make it easier for fires to burn and spread. During that time, you cannot start a fire until after 4 p.m. The ban has expired, but officials still ask the community to use caution when sparking flames. The Department of Forestry says fires scorched more than 43,000 acres across Virginia since January 1st.
As a reminder, outdoor fires are always prohibited in the city of Charlottesville.