Posted on: February 14, 2018

Virginia Department of Forestry - 4:00 PM Burning Law In Effect

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The Virginia Department of Forestry's 4:00 PM Burning Law is in effect from February 15 through April 30th.

The 4:00 PM Burning Law specifies:

  • No burning until AFTER 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
  • Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass.
  • No new fires set, no fuel added, or fire rekindled after midnight.
  • Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire.
  • The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes.

For questions or more information contact the Virginia Department of Forestry at (434.977.6555) or Goochland County Fire-Rescue (804.556.5304).

VA Department of Forestry - Outdoor Fire Laws
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