Burn bans around the Valley
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Because of the dry weather and increased risk of wildfires, multiple localities have issued burn bans.
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County re-issued its open air burning ban. This applies to things like burning brush, debris, bon and cooking fires, and recreational fires. The ban will be reviewed daily to determine when the ban will be lifted.
In Augusta County, the Board of Supervisors issued a countywide ban on open burning for the next 60 days, which began on November 9.
This applies to burning any wood, brush, leaves, logs, grass, debris, or other flammable material. If this ban is violated, it will result in a Class III misdemeanor.
The City of Staunton Fire Marshal’s Office has issued an open burning ban. No opening burning is allowed. Cooking with propane, pellet-fed smokers and electric grills and smokers is still allowed. You are not allowed to use charcoal grills.
The City of Waynesboro issued their own burn ban on Nov. 13. Waynesboro says the ban will stay in effect until the risk of hostile fire within the area is reduced. The ban includes use of charcoal or wood burning grills for cooking food and the use of any outdoor portable fire place, fire pit, fire ring, or camp fires.
Violation of these regulations will result in a class I misdemeanor. This ban will be in place until further notice.
In Waynesboro, an open burn ban went into effect on November 13,2023. This ban includes the use of charcoal or wood burning grills for cooking food, and the use of outdoor portable fire place, fire pit, fire ring, or camp fires. This burn ban will remain in effect until the area sees enough rain to reduce the risk of hostile fire.
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