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Burn Ban Lifted

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Monday December 13, 2021, 1:09 PM

McDowell County Emergency Management

Advisory: Burn ban lifted for McDowell County as of 12:00 p.m. today.

December 13, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Andrew Pressley
                 McDowell County Fire Marshal
                 828-652-3241

NC Forest Service & McDowell County Fire Marshal Lift Burn Ban

Effective Monday, December 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM

McDowell County, NC- Effective at 12:00 p.m. Monday, December 13th, 2021, N.C. Forest Service and the McDowell County Fire Marshal’s Office have lifted the ban on all open burning for McDowell County. The burn ban went into effect on November 29, due to hazardous forest fire conditions in the area.

Residents should burn responsibly. Always check for restrictions before burning, make sure you have a valid permit, check the weather, and never leave fires unattended.