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Waynesboro, Staunton lift outdoor burn bans, still advise caution

Crystal Graham
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The cities of Staunton and Waynesboro have lifted burn bans that had been in place since mid-November.

Staunton lifted its burn ban on Tuesday. Waynesboro lifted its ban on Monday.

Waynesboro, in a news release, reminded city residents to review open burning regulations at this link.

Cooking fires, charcoal grills, and residential portable outdoor fire pits do not require a permit.

The burning of leaves, yard waste, construction debris, and domestic refuse is not permitted within the City of Waynesboro at any time.

A violation may result in the issuance of a notice of violation or summons.

In Staunton, all city ordinances related to open burning still apply, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Perry Weller

The Fire Marshal’s office still urges everyone to use caution with any type of open burning during this time of year.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.