Due to the recent weather patterns affecting Pitt County, local Emergency Management officials in conjunction with the North Carolina Forest Service have issued a county wide burning ban effective Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The burning ban prohibits the creation of any outdoor open burning for activities such as bonfires, yard vegetation, and land clearing.
Pitt County has been experiencing below normal precipitation and low humidity. The current weather patterns have resulted in extremely dry conditions due to prolonged drying of outdoor vegetation, which increases the risk of easier fire ignition of material such as leaves, grass, trees, and plants.
Individuals that violate the burning ban will be required to extinguish the fire and could be subject to legal action. The burning ban will remain in effect until such time that weather conditions reduce the increased threat of fire.
For more information, contact Pitt County Emergency Management at 252-902-3950.