UPDATE: Franklin County, Danville announce lift burn bans

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Officials say an open air burn ban will go into effect in Franklin County on Saturday, April 4. (Photo: Courtesy MGN)

Officials say an open air burn ban will go into effect in Franklin County on Saturday, April 4. (Photo: Courtesy MGN)

UPDATE: 6:29 a.m. –Franklin County announced it’s burns ban will be lifted at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23.

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Outdoor burning is now allowed in Danville after several days of rain.

Burn bans spread across central and southern Virginia over the past month as the area entered a severe drought.

The rain will continue with moderate to heavy rain forecasts for Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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