Open burning is banned in Buncombe County until further notice; rain not expected for days

Posted on AllSides November 5th, 2023

ASHEVILLE - The Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a ban on open burning for all of Buncombe County due to excessively dry, windy conditions and wildfires grow across Western North Carolina. The burn ban went into effect at 9 a.m. Nov. 5, in accordance with North Carolina State Building Code: Fire Prevention Code 307.1, and the Buncombe County Fire Prevention Ordinance, according to a news release, which cited "adverse atmospheric conditions. Those conditions include high fire danger, low humidity, and strong gusty winds." The burning of yard waste,...

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