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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
1115 AM EDT THU SEP 30 2021  
 
...FALL FIRE SEASON BEGINS FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021 FOR WEST  
VIRGINIA...  
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL FIRE SEASON  
FOR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. DURING THE TIME PERIOD FROM  
OCTOBER 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, WEST VIRGINIA LAW PROHIBITS  
OUTDOOR BURNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7AM AND 5PM. THIS IS  
PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT ON ELEVATED FIRE DANGER DAYS, OR WHEN THE  
CONDITIONS ARE ESPECIALLY DRY AND WINDY.  
 
FALL IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS TIME FOR BURNING, AS DRY LEAVES  
AND DRY GRASSES COMBINE WITH OFTEN WARM, DRY, AND WINDY WEATHER  
TO CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR WILDFIRES.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING WEST VIRGINIA STATE FIRE  
LAWS, PLEASE CONTACT THE WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF FORESTRY, OR  
YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. IF YOU SEE A FIRE BURNING OUT OF  
CONTROL, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.  
 

 
 
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