Burn ban issued in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Another locality has issued a burn ban.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on open burning during a meeting on Wednesday.
According to a release, this ban is intended to promote safety and reduce the risk of wildfire in the county.
Recently, the weather has been very dry and windy, creating favorable conditions for the setting and spreading of fires.
Under this ban, open burning is prohibited but contained outdoor fires such as ones in fire pits or grills are not restricted as long as they are attended to at all times and fully extinguished before being left unattended.
However, even non-prohibited outdoor burning is discouraged until weather conditions improve.
This ban will be in effect until further notice.
Additionally, a state of emergency for Virginia remains in effect due to wildfires and the threat of wildfires.
The region is currently more than 17 inches below normal in rainfall for the year.
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