Eastern Carolina counties lifting burn ban

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The state is now lifting a burn ban for 18 Eastern Carolina counties after we've received some rain.

The North Carolina Forest Service says their ban will be lifted at 5:00 p.m. Monday.

Counties included at Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.

The burn ban began May 30th due to extremely dry conditions.


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One county here in the east has lifted a burn ban.

The Lenoir County Emergency Services Department lifted the county's burn ban Monday morning.

The NC Forestry Service still has a burn ban in effect for Lenoir County that applies 100 feet from occupiable structures.

As of Friday morning, The NC Forestry Service still had a ban placed on Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington counties.