Annual Spring Fire Season begins on March 1

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY)- March 1 marks the start of West Virginia’s annual Spring Fire Season and the return of burning restrictions. 

As a reminder, burning is prohibited from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.

All fires after 5:00 pm must have a safety strip at least 10 feet wide and be attended to until entirely extinguished. 

Individuals can only burn vegetation such as leaves, brush, and yard clippings. 

Any person or company who causes a fire on grass or forest land must pay a fine between $100 to $1000 to repair damages, including an additional $200 civil penalty. 

Statewide burning restrictions will remain until the end of fire season on May 31. 

For more information on burning guidelines, you can visit 

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