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Governor Justice announces lift of statewide burn ban

CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) Governor Jim Justice has announced he is lifting the statewide burn ban that went into effect in September. In the proclamation, Governor Justice says the West Virginia Division of Forestry reported a significant amount of rainfall.

Portions of Southern West Virginia still have severe drought condition.

Although the ban is lifted, fall burning season laws are in effect.

The burning of grass, grain, debris, or other flammable objects is allowed from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Fires that are small and being used for preparing food or providing light/warmth are allowed without permit but previously listed items must be a minimum 10 feet away.

The fall burning season ends on December 31, 2019.

Link to full proclamation can be found here.

Ashley Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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