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W.VA. Governor orders an immediate ban on any outdoor fires
As dry conditions, low humidity and high winds persist in the region firefighters warn of the dangerous condition for outdoor burning of any kind.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a proclamation banning outdoor burning of any kind until a second proclamation is issued resending the ban.
The Governor’s ban prohibits burning of any kind including for camping, warmth or disposal of debris.
There are few exceptions to the outdoor burn law with state agencies authorized to enforce the ban.
West Virginia outdoor burn laws are already in effect and remain until May 31.
In Virginia the outdoor burn law remains in effect until April 30, but caution is advised at all times.
West Virginia Acting Director of Forestry Tony Evans noted that since January there have already been over 650 different fires in the state with more than 4,000 acres burned along with the loss of life of a state Forester.
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