Burn ban rescinded in Amherst County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Officials in Amherst County have rescinded their burn ban.

Due to recent rain and snow, officials have made the determination to deactivate it.

Samual A Bryan, IV, the Amherst County Public Safety Director released the following statement.

“The Amherst County, Virginia local Burning Ban has been rescinded. Thank you to those who complied with the burning ban and kept lives and property safe. We were able to rescind the ban due to the much needed rain over the weekend and the recent snow. The local Burning Ban was in effect from December 3, 2021 thru January 3, 2022. Thank you.”

Meanwhile, seven other southwest Virginia localities — including DanvillePittsylvania CountyHalifax CountyHenry County, Carroll County, Floyd County, and Giles County — have implemented similar burn bans since late November amid concerns about the wildfire risk from dry weather conditions.

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