Hanover lifts ban on open burning due to recent rains

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Effective Saturday, August 21, Hanover County has lifted the ban on open burning that was declared because of the drought. Recent rainfall has eased what had been a hazardous situation for potential fires.

However, Hanover County continues to enforce its normal restrictions against burning within Hanover's Overlay Urban Development District or within a district zoned Residential. Residents within those areas are not allowed to open-burn at any time during the year without a permit from the Fire Marshal's Office (except for campfires or other fires solely for recreational uses, which are allowed.)

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