Burn ban in effect for New Kent

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some changes in effect for New Kent County - all types of burning are banned.

That goes for burn barrels, camp fires, even fire pits. You'll still be able to grill outside.

The ban is because it's too dry outside.

Right now, Virginia is experiencing severely dry conditions.

The U.S. Drought Monitor lists 68 percent of Virginia either amid a drought or abnormally dry.

That's up from June when only 7 percent of the state was listed under those conditions.

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