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Outdoor burning restrictions now in effect in W.Va., Ohio

Jackson County Commissioners voted to ban burning until conditions improve. (MGN)
Jackson County Commissioners voted to ban burning until conditions improve. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 10:17 AM EST
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Spring regulations for outdoor burning went into effect Sunday in West Virginia and Ohio.

In West Virginia, fires are prohibited between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

After 5 p.m., fires must be attended at all times, and an area must be cleared down to the soil at least 10 feet around what is being burned.

In Ohio, outdoor burning is not allowed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from through May 31. This includes trash, and other debris even if it is in a burn barrel.

Fires burning after 6 p.m. still have restrictions, including being more than 1,000 feet from homes or other buildings, smoke cannot obscure visibility on roads, train tracks, or airfields, and no burning within certain city limits.