Open burning ban lifted for Buncombe County effective 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30

Press release from Buncombe County

With fire weather conditions improving, Buncombe County’s open burning ban will be lifted as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30.

“While drought conditions have not changed, the forecasted weather pattern will not be favorable for fire spread and development,” says Buncombe County Fire Marshal Kevin Tipton. The local forecast is calling for a pattern of receiving moisture, humidity levels not below 50% and calm or very light winds. Tipton advises residents to be overly cautious while burning and stresses that all fires must be constantly attended until completely out or extinguished. Click here to see recent updates to Buncombe County’s fire protection and prevention ordinance.

Outdoor fire safety starts with obeying local burn bans and fire restrictions. It is always a good idea to keep your home as fireproof as possible by cleaning up around your house to make a defensible space from wildfire through activities such as mowing the lawn, removing debris from the roof and gutters, clearing a five-foot perimeter around your home free of flammable materials, as well as limbing trees and shrubs.

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