WV burning law March 1st

Ashton Woods

WV burning law March 1st

Forest fire season in West Virginia includes the spring and fall seasons, from March 1 through May 31st and October 31st through December 31st. During state forest fire seasons, West Virginians cannot burn debris during daylight hours. Outdoor burning is allowed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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  1. Kevin Moyer says:

    Just to clarify, there are exceptions to the prohibition… “Such prohibition of fires between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. prevailing time shall not be construed to include (1) small fires set for the purpose of food preparation, or providing light or warmth around which all grass, brush, stubble, or other debris has been removed for a distance of ten feet from the fire, and (2) burning which may be conducted at any time when the ground surrounding the burning site is covered by one inch or more of snow.
    No burning may be done unless all inflammable material has been removed from around the material to be burned as a safety strip for a distance which insures that the fire will not escape and which is not less than 10 feet. If fire escapes beyond the safety strip, the person responsible shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.“

    • Kcchiodo@gmail.com says:

      FYI : Eastern Panhandle Working Fires
      So far brush fire is not under control. Crews are operating on Stoney Run side and Howard’s Lick side. Units from three states have responded

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