Burn ban lifted; Rains improve conditions in county

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The full burn ban that was in place since July 10 in Wise County was lifted Tuesday, per Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell.

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Full Wise County burn ban lifted

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The full Wise County burn ban that has been in place since July 10 was lifted Tuesday,  according to Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell. 

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Burning still prohibited

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Outdoor burning is still prohibited in Wise County, but commissioners did tweak the document Monday for its renewal.

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Burn ban remains in place; Severe drought dominates most of county

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

Showers in the past two weeks ushered extreme drought conditions out of Wise County.

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County under full burn ban

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a full, 90-day burn ban, effective immediately.

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County issues 90-day burn ban

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Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a full, 90-day burn ban, effective immediately. The action was taken at the recommendation of the county fire marshal’s office.

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No more warnings: S.O. to issue tickets for burn ban violations

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

With a burn ban still in place due to an elevated fire risk, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said his department is no longer issuing warnings for violations.

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Aurora issues declaration banning fireworks, burning

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The city of Aurora banned fireworks and outdoor burning within its city limits Tuesday. Mayor Terry Solomon issued a local disaster declaration related to the risk of wildfire.

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