The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office has lifted the ban on all outdoor burning including, recreational fires.
The much needed rain over the weekend and into this morning has helped to reduce the fire danger.
However, the Fire Marshal urges residents to take extra care when doing ANY type of open burning.
As a reminder, Mecklenburg County requires approval and permitting for any open burning, with exception of cooking and/or recreational fires.
The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office would like to offer the following safety tips to prevent a woodlands fire:
Have Fire Control Tools on Hand
Watch the Wind
Don't Wait to Call for Help
The Mecklenburg Co. Fire Marshal's Office wants you to enjoy the outdoors without worry of the dangers associated with woodland fires.
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