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Town of Pineville Reminds Residents of Burning Law After Recent Fire

PINEVILLE, W.Va. – After fire departments battled a fire above the Wyoming Courthouse Tuesday evening, the Town of Pineville wishes to remind residents of the Burning Law that went into effect on March 1st.

From March 1st through May 31st, no burning is allowed from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. The maximum fine for violating the burning law is $1000.00.

Also, fires must be attended at all times and the burning area must be cleared down to mineral soil for a minimum distance of 10 feet around what is being burned.

For fires that escape the cleared burning area, citizens are liable for the costs of fighting the fire and any damage the fire may cause to others.