Residential Outside Burning of Debris Causes Brush Fire Threat
Remove the debris by taking it to a landfill, or getting it chipped or shredded. This lowers the fire danger threat, especially in this heat.
After the recent thunderstorms, it might be tempting for some residents to burn debris in their backyards.
However, burning debris in residential areas is strictly forbidden in the county, the Fire Marshal's Office said. This is especially imperative in this hot, dry weather, where the fire danger is already a growing threat.
"As extreme weather persists, conditions for producing brush fires increases," Kim Hylander with the PWC Department of Fire and Rescue said. "Outside fires can spread quickly and out of control escalating into multialarm incidents threatening woodlands, structures and lives."
To remove debris, take it to the landfill, or get it chipped or shredded.
Outside burn permits are usually granted to commercial or agricultural operations that have gone through an application and review process. To learn more about burn permits, call 703-792-6360 or visit www.pwcgov.org/fire, click on Fire Marshal’s Office and click on “Burning Regulations.”