Effective at 10 a.m. on April 18, the Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office in accordance with North Carolina State Building Code: Fire Prevention Code 307.1.1 is issuing a ban on open burning for all of Buncombe County due to adverse atmospheric conditions. Those conditions include extremely high fire danger, very low humidity, and gusty winds. There is to be no burning of yard waste, debris, or land clearing during this ban. This does not include fires contained in a pit, barbecue grill, or chiminea device smaller than three feet in diameter.
The burning ban will be in effect until Saturday April 22 at 8 a.m. when the fire danger is expected to decrease.