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Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park burns hundreds of acres

Nov. 29, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning...

Burn restrictions in place as fire hazard season begins

Oct. 01, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's fall forest fire hazard season has begun, meaning it is illegal to burn near a woodland or brushland between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., officials said. The fall fire season runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, the Kentucky Division of Forestry said in a...

Fall fire season starts Friday in West Virginia

Sep. 28, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fall fire season gets underway this week in West Virginia, with limits set on outdoor burning through the end of the year. Starting Friday, burning vegetation and other naturally occurring material is limited to the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.,...

DNR lands east of Cascades to reopen Thursday

Sep. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Department of Natural Resources lands east of the Cascades will reopen to public access on Thursday. The department closed those lands on July 23 because of extreme heat, drought and wildfire danger and large fires burning across the West that...