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No burning ban in effect in Pender County

PENDER COUNTY –  Pender County is not under a burning ban.

“Homeowners can burn vegetative yard trimmings from their property in a controlled matter,” said Tommy Batson, Pender County Fire Marshal. “Anyone burning more than 100-ft. from a residence needs to obtain a North Carolina (NCFS) burning permit.”

The link is http://www.ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm

It’s illegal to burn:

  • Garbage, paper and cardboard
  • Tires and other rubber products
  • Building materials, including lumber Wire, plastics and synthetic materials
  • Asphalt shingles and heavy oils
  • Paints, household and agricultural chemicals

Homeowners can burn yard trimmings. Other allowable burning includes campfires, outdoor barbeques, and bonfires for festive occasions. Landowners can also open burn vegetation to clear land or rights-of-way, provided that: Prevailing winds are away from built up areas and roads. Fires are at least 500 feet away from occupied buildings. Burning is done between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the website http://www.penderem.com. If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.

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