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Spring fire season is here: Let’s do our part to prevent wildfires


Spring has arrived in West Virginia’s mountains. The flowering trees and wildflowers wake from their winter slumber, peppering the fields and forests with color. It’s a time for renewal, signified by warm, blustery days.

It’s also a time to be extra vigilant about outdoor burning.
Spring fire season began March 1 and runs through May 31. During that time, open burning is prohibited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you do burn during permitted hours (5 p.m. to 7 a.m.), the fire must be completely extinguished by 7 a.m.

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