For Immediate Release
May 30, 2019
A County burning ban has been issued for Lenoir County by the Lenoir County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Extremely dry weather conditions and hazardous forest fire conditions have prompted the Lenoir County Fire Marshal to issue a burning ban effective today, May 30, 2019, at 5:00 pm. The Lenoir County Fire Marshal has issued this ban on all outdoor burning. These bans will remain in effect until fire danger conditions improve. This means that no outdoor burning can occur from ALL Residential Structures outward to 100 Ft. until this ban is lifted.
The use of outdoor grills for cooking is still allowed under this ban; however, the grills must have a cover that can be placed over the coals once cooking is complete. Open-pit cooking or open flames for cooking purposes are not allowed.
If you have any questions, please contact Lenoir County Emergency Services at 252-559-1911.