BRUNSWICK COUNTY — After experiencing the driest May in 128 years and precipitation falling 1.64 inches below normal, unincorporated areas of Brunswick County are under a burn ban as of Tuesday.
The North Carolina Forest Service has rated the area under moderate drought conditions and moderate fire danger. “The current and future weather forecast models indicate conditions that are not favorable to open burning,” a release from Brunswick County noted.
Burning is not allowed within 100 feet of any structure in unincorporated areas, which are located outside of city or town limits. The use of charcoal and gas grills are still allowed, with proper safety precautions taken.
Anyone located in a city or town will need to reach out to local municipal offices to find out if the ban is also in effect in their areas.
Officials are asking individuals to also avoid setting off personal fireworks this holiday weekend and attend professional fireworks displays instead.
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