Effective December 4, 2023 Patrick County has lifted the countywide burning ban.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2023
PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY due to extreme dry weather conditions.
PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA has declared a Local Emergency issuing a burning ban effective immediately, in response to fire hazard conditions that create extreme fire danger to the citizens and volunteer public safety personal.
This DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY DUE TO DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS in accordance with Section 44-146.21 and 15.2-922.1 of the Code of Virginia and hereby establishes a ban on open air burning for Patrick County until further notice.
Experience has shown that suspending open air burning is an effective way to prevent fire from escaping and allows a quick fire agency response. Not all fires can be prevented, but with open air burning ban, the numbers of wood land and brush fires will greatly reduce.
The ban on open air burning is applicable to public and private property and will remain in effect until Patrick County receives sufficient precipitation to reduce the fire danger.
For additional information contact:
Patrick County Emergency Management Coordinator
(276) 694-4940 firstname.lastname@example.org