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Burn Ban Issued & Enforced within the CIty of Concord
Monday, April 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date: 4/6/2020

 

Headline: Burn Ban Issued & Enforced within the City of Concord  

 

Concord, North Carolina: In conjunction with the North Carolina Forest Service burn ban in effect for Cabarrus County, Concord Fire Department has banned all outdoor burning within the City Limits.

 

On Friday, April 3rd, 2020, the North Carolina Forest Service issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits for Cabarrus County. A burn ban issued by the N.C Fire Service applies to a fire 100ft. or more from an occupied dwelling. To ensure city-wide compliance with this ban, the City of Concord Fire Department will be enforcing a ban on all open burning, including that within 100 feet of a dwelling.

 

During a burning ban, fire pits and campfires are considered open burning. However, approved cooking devices on approved surfaces, such as grills and barbeques are permitted.

 

The City of Concord will continue to follow the guidance of N.C. Forest Service on termination of the ban. For questions directly related to outdoor burning within the City of Concord, please, contact 704-920-5517. For specific N.C. Forestry Service questions, please visit NCForestService.gov.  

 

 

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