Countywide Open Burning Ban in Effect Until Further Notice Due to Weather
Effective September 8, 2010, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a countywide open burning ban due to the extremely dry conditions as well as the Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service. This means that open burning is prohibited countywide until further notice. It is anticipated that the ban will remain in effect until the area receives measurable precipitation. This regulation also applies to the seven incorporated towns within Loudoun County. Citizens are advised that violations of the open burning regulations are a Class 1 misdemeanor under the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code.  Convictions may result in a fine of up to $2,500.00 and up to one year in jail.

 

For further information or questions regarding the open air burning restrictions, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600. Information is also available at www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal. Contact: Mary L. Maguire or Dustin Sternbeck, Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management, 703-777-0333