Burn Ban Lifted for Brunswick County (Effective June 30, 2023)

06.30.2023

Burn Ban Lifted for Brunswick County

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C.— The burn ban issued for the unincorporated area within Brunswick County is lifted and effective immediately this Friday, June 30, 2023.

The burn ban was originally issued on June 16, 2023.

Unincorporated areas are not in a city or town. If you are located in a city or town, contact your local municipal official with questions related to open burning.

Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson reminds residents that only natural vegetation, which includes leaves, tree trimmings, or yard debris, can be legally burned within 100 feet of any structure. Also, any outdoor burning that occurs more than 100 feet from a structure requires a North Carolina Forestry burning permit.

Obtain a North Carolina Forestry burning permit at no charge either in person during normal business hours at the Brunswick County Code Administration building at 75 Courthouse Drive NE (Building I) in Bolivia, North Carolina, or complete an online application at ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm.

Permit holders are encouraged to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 910.253.2505 to let them know they have a forestry burn permit and will be burning.

For additional information, call the North Carolina Forest Service–Brunswick Office at 910.755.7772 or the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910.253.2041

-30-

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director Meagan Kascsak at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

Burn Ban Issued for Brunswick County

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C. – As of 10:45 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023, a burn ban has been issued for the unincorporated areas within Brunswick County.

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 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 910.253.2021.

The NC DEQ Division of Air Quality has already issued a prohibition of all burning in Brunswick County, including land clearing, due to the Code Red air quality rating related to the Pulp Road wildfire. Read the NC DEQ’s latest notice on this classification here.

Find the latest updates from the NC Forest Service on this fire at https://www.ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2023.htm#06152023.

-30-

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director Meagan Kascsak at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov

//