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Burning ban lifted in Hickory

Due to the recent rain, the burning ban has been lifted in the City of Hickory. However, fire officials still recommend using caution and following local regulations.

If planning to burn, you should check with the local fire department or forestry service first. Where you live could possibly make a big difference in where you get the permit from and the regulations that must be followed.  

Hickory Fire Marshal Stephen Craig said, “Even though the burning ban has been lifted for Catawba County, open burning regulations within the city limits remain in place. No open burning of leaves or limbs is allowed due to municipal pick up. Warming fires and recreational fires are now permitted.” 

In any case, officials wish to remind citizens that they are responsible for damages that occur.  

For more information, contact the NC Forestry Office at 828-465-8443, or the Hickory Fire & Life Safety Division at 828-323-7522.