Mecklenburg County burning ban lifted

- Mecklenburg County lifted it's burning ban effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, according to Huntersville Fire.

Citizen are now allowed to start using recreational fire pits.

Open-burning restrictions for the following counties were lifted on Friday:

This removal of restrictions is in conjunction with the announcement by the North Carolina Forest Service to remove restrictions on open burning for Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey counties effective Friday, December 2, 2016, at 5 p.m.

The restrictions were originally implemented on November 8, 2016.

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“Recent rainfall has helped to reduce the fire danger in Catawba County,” stated Mark Pettit, Assistant Emergency Services Director, “however, we are still urging extra care when burning due to the amount of dry leaves and pine needles on the ground from recent high winds.”

The requirement for Burning Permits will be re-implemented immediately.

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