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P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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County, town ban burning
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Bennie Russell

Friday, July 9, 2010

Due to the severe dry conditions, the Franklin County Fire Marshal is banning all open burning, effective today at 9 a.m.

Open burning includes campfires, except for those on federally-owned campgrounds, where park rangers patrol and approve burn pits, said Fire Marshal Bennie Russell.

The ban will be in effect until further notice.

"Once the county has received significant rainfall, the ban will be lifted and the public will be notified," Russell said.

The Town of Rocky Mount has also issued a burn ban.

For more information, contact the Franklin County Department of Public Safety at 483-3091.

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