State lifts burn ban for 67 counties

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – State foresters have lifted much of the statewide ban on outdoor burning that’s been in place since November 30th.

The North Carolina Forest Service says 67 counties are no longer part of the ban.

Those counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson.

Thirty-three counties still have the ban.

“The rainfall we are seeing across much of the state right now is doing what we need it to do,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Forest fuels are soaking it in, and conditions are improving.”

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