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OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS

WV DIVISION OF FORESTRY

 

MARCH 1ST thru MAY 31ST & OCTOBER 1ST thru DECEMBER 31ST

BURNING ONLY BETWEEN HOURS OF 4pm AND 7am

 

JANUARY 1ST THRU FEBRUARY 29TH & JUNE 1ST THRU SEPTEMBER 31ST

24 HOURS

 

 

1. Call the Brooke County Sheriff's Department before burning. (304.737.3660)

2.
To ensure that a fire will not escape, a safety strip is required  around the material to be burned. This safety strip must be cleared down to mineral soil, be no less than 10 feet around the material to be burned and free of all flammable materials.

 

3. Residents who conduct outdoor burning are required to attend the fire at all times and completely extinguish the fire before leaving the area.

4. Only vegetative material can be burned, including leaves, limbs and brush.

5. Anyone setting a fire outdoors must remain with the fire until it is completely extinguished.

6. If a fire escapes, the person who set it is liable for any damage it causes to another's property and for cost to suppress the fire.

 

Note: It is important to call the Brooke County Sheriff's Department before burning, so we can have your information in the event that someone calls us reporting a fire. Also, on occasion the EPA or WV DEP (air quality) will put a ban on burning due to poor air quality.

 

 

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Brooke County Sheriff's Department 632 Main Street Wellsburg, WV 26070

Sheriff Charles W. Jackson

Created by: T Jarrell

brookecounty@yahoo.com