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☷ Loudoun County Virginia - Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 1 2022

☷ Loudoun County Virginia - Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 1 2022

Loudoun County , state Virginia
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   The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal ' s Office reminds our residents and visitors that open burning is prohibited in Loudoun County and the incorporated Towns of Hamilton , Hillsboro , Leesburg , Lovettsville , Middleburg , Purcellville , and Round Hill , between May 1
   st
    and September 30
   th
    .  
   These regulations prohibit open air fires or open burning with the following considerations:
   Campfires , no larger than three feet in diameter by two feet in height and used for cooking purposes , are
    
   exempt from these prohibitions , provided they are not within 50 feet of any structure .  
   Portable outdoor fireplaces and chimineas are not considered open burning but must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material .  Single - family , attached and detached , homes are exempt from the distance mandate but are
    strongly 
   encouraged to follow this fire safe practice .  
   On a year - round basis , open burning ( to include campfires ) is always prohibited in the town limits of Lovettsville , Middleburg , Purcellville , Round Hill , and all subdivisions ( urban or built - up areas ) throughout the county .  
    
   Fire Marshal Disclaimer:
    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal may impose regulations , at any time , based upon complaint , atmospheric or other environmental circumstances , to restrict or extinguish any fire that is otherwise permitted according to these guidelines .  
   Violations and Penalty:
    Any person who violates the fire code could be convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor , which carries a penalty of a fine up to $2 , 500 and up to a year in jail . Further , if convicted , a person may be required to compensate the locality for the full costs of fighting a fire .
    
   Questions regarding open burning regulations should be directed to the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703 - 737 - 8600 or you may access this information on the following webpage
   www . loudoun . gov/openburning
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