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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  • by David Location: Manteo on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    Now the NCDFR knows that there was not enough rain since Thursday to lift this burning ban. There is going to be someone "special" out there who will think its ok to burn a pile of leaves and start another forest fire. Why not just keep the ban in effect until we get more rain in Eastern NC? I dont understand why they keep setting the bans, then lifting them, setting them, then lifting them. Its like an every other day reoccurance. Set the burning ban and leave it for a few weeks. They know this world is filled with those "special" people who don't pay attention to anything until it is too late.
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