State of Emergencies issued as burning bans continue across western NC
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - As fire crews in western North Carolina work to contain a large fire that started Friday, several State of Emergencies and burning bans have gone into effect.
These come as dry conditions continue across the region.
On Sunday, the N.C. Forest Service announced bans on all open burning and canceled all burning permits for the following counties in our area:
Henderson County issued a State of Emergency Sunday night in response to the growing fire near Hendersonville.
On Monday, Buncombe County issued a state of emergency due to the “extreme risk” of fire impacting the area. The declaration applies to the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Town of Woodfin, the Town of Black Mountain, the Town of Montreat, and the Town of Biltmore Forest. Officials added that under the state of emergency, all outdoor burning is prohibited.
To read more details, visit the N.C. Forest Service website.
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