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City of Hickory Lifts Burning Ban

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

Anyone planning to burn should check with the local fire department or forestry service first. A citizen’s place of residence could possibly make a big difference in where a permit should be obtained and the regulations that must be followed.

According to Hickory Fire Marshal Stephen Craig, “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 remind citizens that they are responsible for any damages that occur.

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