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Hanover Fire recommends no outdoor burning for rest of day

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 17:36:25-04

HANOVER COUNTY, VA. – Hanover fire officials are recommending residents not burn anything outdoors for the rest of the day due to an increase of brush fires Monday, April 4.

Battalion Chief, Jason Williams said because of warm temperatures, high winds, and low humidity, Hanover Fire-EMS has seen an increase in brush fires.

“These fires can start from something as simple as the improper disposal of a cigarette, the burning of brush in a backyard, or a camp fire,” Williams said in a press release.

Credit: Hanover Fire-EMS

Credit: Hanover Fire-EMS

Monday the department responded to several significant brush fires that they said were made worse by weather conditions.

Outdoor fires are unlawful before 4:00 p.m., February 15 through April 30. The Hanover County burn law allows burning after 4:00 p.m.

For more information about Hanover County burn laws click here.