Recent brush fires act as reminder of state law mandating no outdoor burning before 4 p.m.

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(WFXR) — The Department of Forestry is reminding residents across Virginia about the 4 p.m. Burn Ban.

This comes after recent brush fires in the region.

No burning is allowed until after 4 p.m. from now until April 30.

“If the weather proves anything, you can have snow and sleet and rain in one weekend and have to days of high winds and sunshine, and you are going to have forest fires.”

Chris Thomsen, Regional Forester, Virginia Department of Forestry

According to the Department of Forestry, more than 90-percent of fires across the Commonwealth are created by people.

The department is asking people to make sure they are aware of their surroundings. A small spark from a car or a cigarette could ignite a serious fire.

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