Statewide Burn Ban Off Again

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

The statewide ban on outdoor burning has been lifted.

The N.C. Division of Forest Resources lifted the ban at noon today.

The state says recent rainfall has reduced the fire danger.

The latest ban started Thursday and state officials say it could be reinstated if the drought and increased wildfire activity persists.

So far this year North Carolina has had an above average number of wildfires. Almost 2,000 fires have burned more than 20,000 acres statewide.

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