Follow Up: Most localities around Virginia lift burn bans after soaking rain

  • Source: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
  • Published: 10/21/2019 09:23 AM

Most localities around Virginia have lifted burn bans that were in place earlier this month. Henrico, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, and Hanover counties and the city of Colonial Heights lifted their burn bans in the past week. “During Fall Fire Season of October 15 – November 30, everyone is reminded that even with the improved weather conditions, the county remains in a higher potential for forest lands, brushlands, and field fires and should continue to use caution as a fire can start from something as simple as the improper disposal of a cigarette, the burning of brush in a back yard or a campfire,” Hanover fire officials said. Area officials said earlier this month that drought conditions have been observed in forests, brush, and fields in the county, creating an “extraordinary” fire hazard.


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