Fire marshal lifts burn ban Friday morning

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

As of 8 a.m. Friday, March 4, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner has lifted the local burning ban.

The ban was put into effect Feb. 19 due to the extreme fire conditions that recently occurred throughout the region. While weather conditions have improved, an increased level of fire danger remains, Garner said in a press release.

Residents who wish to burn should take the proper precautions to ensure their fire does not get out of control. According to North Carolina air quality laws, only unprocessed yard debris may be legally burned.

Any burn that occurs more than 100 feet from a dwelling requires a burning permit from the North Carolina Forestry Service.

For more information on where to get a burning permit, call the fire marshal’s office at 253-4376 or the local Forestry office at 755-7772.