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Alana33
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Burn ban in place for V.I.

A ban on outdoor burning has been put into effect across the Virgin Islands until further notice.

"It is appropriate that this ban be put in place as a precaution due to the dry weather and recent increase of brush fires," V.I. Fire Service Assistant Director Daryl George said.

For more information, contact the Arson and Prevention Unit at 773-8050 or 774-7610.

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Topic starter Posted : March 31, 2014 11:20 pm
speee1dy
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GOOD TO HEAR, i guess they should have done that last year . sure had a lot of fires

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Posted : April 1, 2014 12:23 pm
Alana33
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They usually do ban burning and do not issue permits which are mandatory when the islands get so dry but people don't respect the ban and willingly set fires, unfortunately. It's pretty dry this days in STT compared to how lush and green it was just a month ago. Temperature seems to be heating up early this year, too and it's only April.

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Topic starter Posted : April 1, 2014 2:22 pm
speee1dy
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we have been dry for about 2-3 months it seems

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Posted : April 1, 2014 7:07 pm
AandA2VI
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I'll admit I had a fire once in hull on the beach but last week I realized just how BAD of an idea it was. Lots of people have been having fires in hull and last week while walking in the sand my feet were completly black from the ash, I can only imagine how bad it is for the ocean life. I won't be having a fire anymore on the beach. 🙁 lesson learned.

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Posted : April 6, 2014 9:10 pm
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