Fall burn bans are in effect

The Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season runs from Oct. 1 – Dec. 15. During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6A to 6P. After 6P the sun goes down, the wind lessens and relative humidity increases lessening the chance of the fire getting away or spreading.

According to the state forestry division, the open burning of trash, debris and brush accounts for about 30 percent of fires. Open burning regulations are enforced by the Division for Air Quality.  It is illegal to burn garbage or any other materials, except natural plant matter, such as brush and woody debris.  Visit the Division for Air Quality website for more information.