I am using authority under the law (NC G.S. 106-944 & 106-946) to cancel all burning permits and prohibit all open burning statewide. This ban on open burning is effective at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 and shall remain in effect until further notice.
The burn ban does not apply to fires started within 100 feet of an occupied
Fires within that 100 feet must be confined within an enclosure from which burning material may not escape or within a protected area upon which a watch is being maintained and which is provided with adequate fire protection equipment.
The local Fire Marshal has authority to issue a burn ban within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling
Steven W. Troxler, Commissioner
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services