The LUNENBURG COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUES A DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY due to dry weather conditions, in accordance with Section 44-146.21 and 15.2-922.1 of the Code of Virginia, and hereby establishes a BAN ON ALL OPEN-AIR FIRES AND OUTDOOR BURNING for the entirety of the County of Lunenburg, including the Town of Victoria and Town of Kenbridge, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Declaration of Local Emergency puts on alert all County fire response agencies, should emergency response be required.
The ban on open-air fires and outdoor burning applies to all public and private property. The ban includes and applies to: burning associated with construction, earth-moving and demolition operations; burning associated with all agricultural and silvicultural activities; home burn barrels, fire pits or equivalents; campfires on public and private property; and all other open-air and outdoor fires. The ban will remain in effect until Lunenburg County receives sufficient precipitation to reduce the fire danger.