Effective immediately (Nov. 6, 2023), an open-air burn ban has been issued for Montgomery County due to extreme dry conditions, which elevate the risk of fire. This burn ban is in effect until further notice.
Open-air burning includes but is not limited to: campfires, burning of brush from gardens and lawns, and any type burning in a barrel. In addition, residents should be aware that machinery, including lawn mowers and grain harvesting equipment, could cause a spark, or be a source of intense heat, such as a vehicle exhaust system.
Even the smallest fire can quickly spread due to the dry conditions. Residents located in and around wooded areas should use extreme caution. Fire spreads rapidly and can consume a significant area in a very short time.
If you have questions or concerns about the open-air burn ban, contact the Montgomery County Fire and EMS Department at 540-394-2146, or your local fire department.