Burn bans lifted in more areas after rainfall

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- UPDATE: LATEST AREAS WITH LIFTED BURN BANS:

Bland County

Botetourt County

Craig County

Danville

Giles County

Montgomery County

Pittsylvania County

Wythe County

ORIGINAL: The dry stretch of weather has prompted several counties to issue bans on open burning.

Open air burning is considered the burning of any brush, grass, leaves, or other vegetation, as well as any other combustible material that is not contained in an approved container.

Campfires are also prohibited in the burn ban areas. See your area's government website for the complete list of bans.

LATEST AREA BURN BANS:

Amherst County

Buchanan County

Charlotte County

Chesterfield County

Dickinson County

Dinwiddie County

Floyd County

Franklin County

Galax

Greenbrier County

Grayson County

Halifax County

Hanover County

Henrico County

Henry County

Lunenburg County

Montgomery County

New Kent County

Northumberland County

Patrick County

Pocahontas County

Prince Edward County

Prince George County

Radford

Richmond County

Rockbridge County

Rocky Mount

Russell County

Scott County

Smyth County

Tazewell County

Washington County

Click for Virginia Department of Forestry’s burn ban map

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