As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, the burn ban has been lifted for the unincorporated areas within Brunswick County.
Unincorporated areas are areas not in a city or town.
Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson wants to remind citizens that only natural vegetation that includes leaves, tree trimmings under 6” inches in diameter, or yard debris may be legally burned. Also, any outdoor burning that occurs more than 100 feet from a structure requires a North Carolina Forestry burning permit.
Thompson encourages citizens within the unincorporated areas to continue to take advantage of free storm debris pickup. If you’re located in either a city or town, please contact your local municipal official related to open burning.
Information on where to get a North Carolina Forestry burning permit may be obtained by calling the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910-253-2041 or the North Carolina Forestry Brunswick Office at 910-755-7772 or completing an online free permit application at http://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_restriction_b.asp.