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Burn ban lifted in most of NC, continues in some Western counties

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The North Carolina Forest Service has rescinded the restriction on open burning for 67 counties, including those in Eastern NC. 

  

 

The North Carolina Forest Service, along with some counties in the east, banned all open burning on Nov. 29 due to increased fire risk and dry conditions.  

 

Because of recent rainfall, the burn ban was lifted at noon on Wednesday for many counties throughout the east, including Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt and Wayne, according to a news release.  

 

The statewide burn ban involves burning more than 100 feet from a dwelling. Some counties have lifted local burn bans within 100 feet of dwellings as well, including Wayne and Carteret. 

 

Open burning is stilled banned by the forest service in 33 counties in the Western part of the state.  

 

Pitt County rescinded their local burn ban on Wednesday afternoon.