The Wayne County Fire Marshal has issued a Burn Ban for Wayne County effective Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. until further notice. This ban prohibits open-burning within any unincorporated area within Wayne County due to dry conditions, high winds, and low humidity values this week. Yesterday, the N.C. Forest Service issued a similar ban statewide due to hazardous conditions.
This burn ban includes burning leaves, branches or other plant material. In all cases, burning trash, lumber, tires, newspapers, plastics or other non-vegetative material is illegal. If you see a wildfire, please call 911 immediately.