Virginia 4 p.m. burn law to take effect February 15

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A statewide burning law is going into effect February 15.

The burning law, which lasts through April 30, states there should be no burning before 4 p.m. if within 300 feet of woodland or grass brushland leading into woodlands.

Residents are allowed to burn between 4 p.m and midnight as long as they take proper precautions and attend the fire at all times.

The law also prohibits fuel being added or fire rekindled after midnight.

This law applies to camp fires, warming fires, brush piles, household trash, or anything capable of spreading fire.

For more information, you can contact the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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