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Burn Law in Effect through April 30th 2019

Outdoor Fires Unlawful Before 4:00 PM - February 15 through April 30

Virginia's 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect on February 15.  The Burn Law states from February 15 through April 30 of each year, no burning before 4:00 p.m. is permitted, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material.  Since forest fuels cure during the winter months, the danger of fire is higher in early spring than in summer when the forest and grasses are green with new growth. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is an effective tool in the prevention of forest fires.   Additional information available at

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