Open-air fires prohibited

Effective Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Local Emergency for dry weather conditions and an Open Burn Ban: the Brunswick County Declaration of Local Emergency due to dry weather conditions, in accordance with Section 44-146.21 and 15.2-922.1 of the Code of Virginia, hereby establishes a ban on all open-air fires and outdoor burning for the entire County of Brunswick, including the Towns of Alberta, Brodnax, and Lawrenceville until further notice. The Declaration of Local Emergency puts on alert all County fire response agencies, should emergency response be required.

The ban on open-air fires and outdoor burning applies to all public and private property. The ban includes and applies to: burning associated with construction, earth-moving and demolition operations; burning associated with all agricultural and silvicultural activities; home burn barrels, fire pits or equivalents; campfires on public and private property; and all other open-air and outdoor fires.

This ban will remain in effect for 60 days, at which time it will be reviewed to determine if an extension is needed. 

Thank you for your diligence with this heightened level of fire risk during this rare weather condition.  Be safe!

For more information call the county administrator’s office at (434) 848-3107.