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Frederick County’s Fire Marshal discourages open fires

Used by permission Frederick County Virginia Government

Due to the dry conditions both the National Weather Service and Frederick County’s Fire Marshal announced that they strongly discourage outdoor burning of any kind.

Conditions across Northern and Central Virginia and Eastern West Virginia are expected to be conducive for taking fire out of control.

Winds by the afternoon of November 15 are expected to gust to 30 miles per hour at times and the lack of moisture could be dangerous.

Those conditions coupled with the lack of rain along with fallen leaves as ready fuel citizens are asked to be cautious with any and all open flame.

Residents are urged to exercise caution with equipment that emits sparks as well.

Cigarette butts need to be disposed of properly and keep vehicles off grassy areas.

Many communities have bans on open air burns and that continues until further notice.

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