Please refrain from burning outside today. Also if you discard coals and ash from your stove make sure they’ve been soaked with water. The humidity is low today and winds will be stiff. This creates a high danger for fires.A very dry air mass and dry fuels will create an Increased Fire Danger today for most of central NC. Be sure to avoid any outdoor burning! #NCwx ... See MoreSee Less
With the lack of rain over the past few weeks and low humidity please refrain from burning. This latests burn ban doesn't currently cover our county but we are very dry and fires will spread fast. If the weather remains the same a burn ban will most likely be issued for us.Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a second ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for 16 additional counties in Western North Carolina. The affected counties are Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania. The burn ban becomes effective at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8. It will remain in place until further notice.