West Virginia lifts ban on outdoor burning

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s ban on outdoor burning is officially over.

Gov. Jim Justice rescinded the ban on Wednesday after the state received sufficient rainfall over the last several days.

The burning of forestland, grass and other inflammable materials is now allowed between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Small fires for cooking, light or warmth are also allowed.

He says the fall burning season usually starts on Oct. 1 but was postponed due to drought conditions that caused the governor to declare a state of emergency. The state of emergency is still in effect, and the governor is asking the public to limit water usage.

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