Madison County Supervisors issue burn ban
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A county-wide burn ban is now in effect in Madison County.
The Madison County Board of Supervisors issued the ban Tuesday following Governor Glenn Youngkin’s emergency declaration.
The declaration of emergency is connected to the ongoing Quaker Run wildfire that has burned more than 2,800 acres since Oct. 24, including more than 670 inside the Shenandoah National Park.
Under this ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited on all private and public land.
Violators can face a Class 3 misdemeanor and potentially be held responsible for expenses incurred in suppressing a fire.
The ban will remain in place until the emergency declaration is either lifted or expires.
The Shenandoah National Park has also instituted a burn ban, and Albemarle County fire officials are urging people to avoid outdoor burning.