Burn Ban Lifted for Brunswick County

06.02.2021

Burn Ban Lifted for Brunswick County

MEDIA RELEASE

BOLIVIA, N.C.— Effective at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the burn ban is lifted for the unincorporated area within Brunswick County. The burn ban was originally issued May 24, 2021.

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 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

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May 24, 2021

Burn Ban Issued for Brunswick County

MEDIA RELEASE / Originally posted May 24, 2021

BOLIVIA, N.C.— As of noon today, Monday, May 24, 2021, a burn ban is issued for the unincorporated areas within Brunswick County.

Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson reminds residents 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 or town’s limits. The burn ban does not apply to charcoal or gas grills provided fire safety precautions are taken.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for North Carolina, Brunswick County is experiencing moderate drought conditions in addition to a high fire danger index rating from the North Carolina Forest Service. The current and future weather forecast models indicate conditions that are not favorable to open burning. If you are located in a city of town, contact your local municipal official related to the burn ban.

The burn ban will remain in place until further notice. For questions about the burn ban, contact the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910.253.2021.

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Media Inquiries

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