Spring wildfire season ends in Virginia

VA-FORESTRY-LOGOVirginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Law, which is in effect from February 15 through April 30 each year, has ended for this year as spring wildfire season concluded Thursday. During this year’s spring wildfire season, the Virginia Department of Forestry responded to 338 wildfires that burned a total of 3,468 acres of forestland across Commonwealth. VDOF wildland firefighters protected 295 homes and 261 other structures between February 15 and April 30. The value of the homes and structures protected exceeds $50 million. The VDOF wants to remind people that just because the “official” spring fire season has ended and that burning is once again allowed before 4 p.m. you should still be careful with fire and pay attention to the weather conditions.

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