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Raleigh County WV -

March 1st marks the first day of spring fire season. This means that open burning between 5PM and 7AM in the city of Beckley is allowed.

State laws require people who are burning to stay until the fire goes completely out and put a ring around the fire to keep it from spreading.

The Beckley fire chief told me the weather conditions right now are very dry.

"Although it seems like the ground is very damp the wind and humidity combined, tend to make the brush very dry," he said.

The end of the open burn season will be May 31st.