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Wicomico County Extends Ban on Outdoor Burning

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md.- An emergency ban on all outdoor burning has been issued to take effect Tuesday in Wicomico County.

The ban takes effect from Oct. 15, 2019, for the duration of the emergency as determined by the County Executive in consultation with the Wicomico County Burn Ban Committee.

The Wicomico County Council says exemptions from the emergency outdoor burning ban include gas and charcoal grill for their proper use and the staging of professional fireworks displays.

Recreational campfires on private property and public campground are allowed, but the campfires are limited to a size of 2 feet in width and 3 feet in height.

Campfires at Roaring Point and Sandy Hill campgrounds are permitted and must be monitored at all times. All campfires shall be confined to designated fire rings, grills, fire pits, fireplaces or other facilities constructed for fire. Before leaving, the council says fires should be drowned and completely extinguished.

Any violation of the ban may result in a $500 per incident fine.

All burning permits are voided for the duration of the burn ban and the health department will not be issuing burning permits until further notice, according to the Wicomico County Council.

For more information on the emergency burning ban, click here.

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