Due to the current extremely dry weather in Alleghany County, the County Administrator is implementing an emergency ban on burning beginning 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2023 and continuing until further notice. No person in Alleghany County may burn any items outside or dispose of any burning embers outside (including, but not limited to leaves, garbage, shrubbery, campfires) because of the potential that such burning or disposal may cause uncontrolled fires. Nor may any such person discard or dispose of any smoking materials (such as cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, and the like) outside unless such smoking materials are fully and totally extinguished. Each violation of this ban shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor and any law enforcement officer may issue a summons directly to any individual violating the ban. The County will announce through the media when the ban has been lifted.
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