County-Administration

11/15/2016 - Countywide Burn Ban Announced


11/15/2016 - Countywide Burn Ban Announced

Due to the severe dry conditions currently throughout Montgomery County, local fire departments, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and Montgomery County Emergency Services announce a countywide burn ban until substantial rain has fallen throughout the county. This ban includes, leaves, limbs, bonfires, and other outdoor burning.

Failure to comply with this ban is a class three misdemeanor and violators will be issued a summons. Furthermore, the violator may be held liable for damages caused by willfully violating this ban.

Contact Montgomery County Emergency Services Coordinator Neal Turner at turnerkn@montgomerycountyva.gov, if you have questions.