Burn ban lifted in Brunswick County

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County officials are lifting a burn ban in the county on Wednesday evening.

According to a press release, effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the burn ban is lifted for the unincorporated area within Brunswick County. The burn ban was originally issued May 24.

Unincorporated areas are not in a city or town. If you are located in a city or town, contact your local municipal official with questions related to open burning.

Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson reminds residents that only natural vegetation, which includes leaves, tree trimmings, or yard debris, can be legally burned within 100 feet of any structure. Also, any outdoor burning that occurs more than 100 feet from a structure requires a North Carolina Forestry burning permit.

You can obtain a North Carolina Forestry burning permit at no charge either in person during normal business hours at the Brunswick County Code Administration building at 75 Courthouse Drive Building I in Bolivia, North or by completing an application online. 

Permit holders are encouraged to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 910.253.2505 to let them know they have a forestry burn permit and will be burning.

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