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Halifax County Burn Ban Issued

Due to the extreme weather conditions and the lack of significant rainfall, Halifax County Emergency Services has implemented a burn ban for all of Halifax County, Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders announced Tuesday evening. The Halifax County Burn Ban is effective immediately and will remain in effect until conditions improve and until the coordinator announces the ban has been lifted, Saunders said.

According to State Code, “It shall be unlawful, when the forest lands, fields and brushlands of this county have become so dry or parched as to create an extraordinary fire hazard endangering lives and property, for any person to burn leaves, grass, brush, debris or materials of any type therein or to ignite or maintain any open fire nearer than 300 feet from any such forest lands, fields, or brushlands containing inflammable vegetation.”

In addition to destruction of property, extinguishment in these conditions also places emergency responders at an increased risk, Saunders noted.

For more information, contact Saunders at 476-6061.