4:00pm Burn Law

The state 4pm Burn Law is in effect from February 15 until April 30th of each year.

We ask that if you do decide to burn within the posted burning law that you do so responsibly.

Be mindful of the weather – if it’s windy and dry please consider burning after the wind dies down.

Always have a way to extinguish the fire.

Never leave a fire unattended.

MAXIMUM FINE $500.00

Burning Law In Brief:

  1. No burning until AFTER 4:00pm if within 300 feet of woodland or grass brushland leading into woodlands.
  2. Fire must attended at all times if within 150 fee of woodland or grass or brushland leading into woodlands.
  3. No fuel may be added or fire rekindles after midnight.
  4. Law applies to camp fires, warming fires, brush piles, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush, or anything capable of spreading fire.

Contact the Virginia Department of Forestry for additional information

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