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Warren County lifts burn ban; Frederick County’s still in effect
In response to the recent rain, Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has lifted the burn ban.
Residents are still urged to use caution when performing open air burning activities and to burn only lawful materials.
Open air burning is still prohibited in the Blue Mountain and High Knob communities due to a Warren County Ordinance.
The burn ban was originally put into place the morning of November 16th in response to the extreme atmospheric and drought conditions and the additional smoke in the area from wildfires throughout Virginia and West Virginia which impacted air quality.
Frederick County is still under an open air burn ban.
This prohibits all outdoor fires like bonfires and camp fires.
This does not include barbecue grills, smokers, or any device that uses a chimney or stack.
Violations of burning regulations can result in a Class 1 Misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail.
Responsible parties can also be held liable for damages and costs of firefighting operations.