As of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, a burn ban has been issued for the unincorporated areas within Brunswick County ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson wants to remind citizens that all burning within 100 feet of any structure is banned within the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County. An unincorporated area is an area not within a city’s or town’s limits.
The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington North Carolina has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for our county with increased winds and wind gusts projected. As a result, winds are expected to increase through the day Wednesday into Thursday. This will create conditions that are not favorable to open burning. If you’re located in either a city or a town, please contact your local municipal official related to a burn ban.
Citizens should seek to trim or remove any weakened or loose tree branches and limbs, and seek to secure or bring inside any items that could become a projectile with the forecast winds, including debris. Any loose debris can be tarped or staked down where applicable. The Landfill and Convenience Centers are open today, Wednesday, Oct. 10 and accepting yard debris. The Landfill is located at 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia and open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visit http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/solid-waste-and-recycling/convenience-centers/ to view Convenience Center locations and hours. In accordance with FEMA requirements, tip fees remain in place at the Landfill.
The burn ban will remain in place until further notice. For questions about the burn ban please contact the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910-253-2041.