Burn bans issued in Danville, Pittsylvania County

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Pittsylvania County has also issued a burn ban, effective throughout the entire county. The move is in response to dry conditions favorable to rapid fire spread and the lack of measurable rainfall throughout the county.

The ban goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday and includes, but is not limited to, a ban on burning leaves, brush and/or other vegetation.

The county says a violation of this ban can result in a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

EARLIER STORY: The Danville Fire Department has issued an immediate burn ban for the City of Danville, “Due to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the City.”

The ban begins immediately and will remain in effect until existing weather conditions improve with significant rain or snow, according to the city.

The ban is the result of drought conditions that have created a “serious risk of widespread and dangerous fires in every region of the Commonwealth,” according to the city.

Violation of the law is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with a fine of not more than $2500, according to Danville officials.

During dry conditions, the public is asked to be extremely careful when discarding cigarettes, charcoal, or any other items that could cause a fire.

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