As fires burn, threat of more outdoor fires brings additional resources to Rockingham County

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
  • Published: 11/15/2023 09:21 PM

VIDEO: Firefighters across our state are keeping busy with the ongoing dry weather. Wildfires in the mountains have burned thousands of acres. Numerous smaller fires are becoming a threat to homes here in the Triad. "When you're burning you're putting your neighbor's property at risk and anybody around you," Rockingham County Fire Marshal Melissa Joyce said. Last week, Joyce issued a burn ban throughout the county, after crews responded to more than 30 fires in a single weekend. "With several of those fires, we had multiple buildings that were involved and got burned up and vehicles that got burned up in regards to it and it was just too much of a life risk," Joyce said. The last time we saw dry conditions, of this magnitude was 2016.


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