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Burn Ban Lifted

October 22, 2019

Daleville, VA — On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors lifted the burn ban in the County. Both the rain from the past two weeks and forecasted rain in the coming days have allowed County officials reasonable comfortability in lifting the burn ban.

Even though the burn ban has now been lifted, Virginia state law always requires anyone who burns outdoors to take precautions before igniting the fire to prevent the fire from spreading. Recommended precautions include clearing all flammable material away from the burn area, having water and tools available to extinguish the fire, and avoiding burning on windy days. Additionally, people burning fires are required to stay with their fire until it is completely out cold.