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VDOF reminds citizens of burn laws

The Department of Forestry (VDOF) is reminding citizens that Virginia’s burn law remain in effect until April 30 and until May 31 in West Virginia.

Fires in Virginia are prohibited before 4 p.m. and must be out by midnight.

In West Virginia outdoor burns are prohibited from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You are asked to keep your fires small and drown the ashes repeatedly until they are they are cool when done.

Also make sure you know your local burn laws that may be in effect.

You will also want to notify your fire department when planning an outdoor fire during the prescribed burn times.

So far this season the VDOF reports they have responded to 59 wildfires that have burned over 740 acres in Virginia alone.

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