Floyd County drops burn ban after recent rain and snow

New River Valley News

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Floyd County officials lifted the county’s burn ban — several weeks before it was set to expire — after the area received a plenty of precipitation recently.

Floyd County fire officials originally announced that the burn ban — which went into effect on Dec. 16, 2021 — would remain in place for 60 days.

However, according to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the ban was lifted at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5 following the recent rain and snowfall in the area.

Community members are still urged to be cautious and responsible when conducting a controlled burn. You Authorities also ask that you notify Floyd County Dispatch before starting a burn.

Carroll County and Giles County have yet to rescind their burn bans, which were implemented in mid-December amid concerns about the wildfire risk from dry weather conditions.

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