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Luray and other communities ask citizens to refrain from burning

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The latest report from the Virginia Department of Forestry on the Quaker Run Fire has all containment lines around the fire complete.

Over 150 firefighters are working to strengthen those lines as Virginia’s National Guard support has arrived.

Governor Youngkin’s state of emergency enables the added support from every available source.

With the state of emergency comes price gouging protection from Virginia’s Attorney General.

The protection keeps consumers from excessive prices for necessities.

Where there is a state of emergency in effect there is no official ban on outdoor burning yet.

However due to the extremely dry conditions and high winds typical for fall some communities are asking citizens to not burn outdoors.

The Luray fire department has already responded to two separate fires.

Luray is asking citizens to refrain from burning outdoors for the foreseeable future.

Luray fire department reminds citizens that if an outdoor fire gets out of control the citizen responsible will have to pay for fire suppression efforts.

Rockbridge County has put a ban on any and all outdoor fires altogether.

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