Burn ban lifted in Dare County as wet weather eases risks

By on June 10, 2019

Rain during the past few days and the forecast for more has decreased the risk of wildfires and a burn ban will be lifted at 5 p.m. today.

The burn ban had been implemented by the Dare County Fire Marshal’s Office in unincorporated areas, in conjunction with the Burn Ban established by N.C. Department of Agriculture.

Residents and visitors are still reminded to take precautions when conducting any open burning and to assure its being done a safe distance from any structures, to be controlled at all times, and have a water source or tools readily available to help control the fire.

Call 911 if the fire gets out of control. Individuals are fully responsible for the control and damages that may occur for fires they are responsible for.

The National Park Service has also lifed its ban on beach fires.

For those residing in one of the incorporated Towns, please contact your local fire department before lighting any fires to comply with their respective requirements.

Any questions please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 252-475-5750.

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