Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind citizens the Virginia
Department of Forestry 4:00 p.m. Burn Law will go into effect February 15th
and lasts through April 30th.Open burning with a permit is allowed
from 4:00 p.m. to midnight only. The Virginia Department of Forestry Burn
Law, as described above, also applies to recreational fires.
law prohibits burning before 4:00 p.m. Winds usually calm down and
the relative humidity levels are on the increase after 4:00 p.m., both of which
reduce the potential for a debris fire or any other open air fire to escape
your control. In addition to the criminal violations, those who allow a fire to
escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage
caused to other’s property.
“Summer Burn Ban” will be in effect May 1st through September 30th.
more information on the Virginia Department of Forestry 4:00 p.m. Burn Law or
the “Summer Burn Ban”, contact the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office at
757-514-4550, or email us at [email protected]