Statewide Burn Ban

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Effective November 29 at 5:00 p.m.: Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a statewide burn ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide.

Burn Ban Under North Carolina law, the ban prohibits all open burning in the affected counties, regardless of whether a permit was previously issued. The issuance of any new permits has also been suspended until the ban is lifted. Anyone violating the burn ban faces a $100 fine plus $183 court costs. Any person responsible for setting a fire may be liable for any expenses related to extinguishing the fire.

In addition, Union County is implementing a ban on all outdoor burning within 100 feet of an occupied home due to increased fire risk. This local burn ban is an additional protection to the statewide burn ban implemented by the North Carolina Forest Service on Nov. 29, 2021, which bans all outdoor burning more than 100 feet from an occupied home and cancels all burning permits until further notice.

Local fire departments and law enforcement officers are assisting the N.C. Forest Service in enforcing the burn ban.

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Forest Service or the Union County Forestry Division .

The N.C. Forest Service will continue to monitor conditions. Residents with questions regarding Union County can contact:

County Ranger  – Andy Cranfill 

Phone: 704-233-1437


County Fire Marshal  – Kevin Rigoli

Office Phone: 704-296-4296

Cell Phone:  980-699-8962