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After heavy rain, on Wednesday, the North Carolina Forest Service rescinded the burn ban for 67 counties, including the majority of those in eastern North Carolina.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has lifted a ban on beach fires it had put in place Nov. 30.

Beach fires at Seashore beaches require a free permit. To learn more about the permit, click here.

Open burning is prohibited in the village of Ocracoke.

A burn ban can be issued under the North Carolina Fire Code Section 307.1.1, which states that open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

Eastern North Carolina has experienced dry conditions since early October and despite Wednesday’s rain, the region remains under a severe drought (D2 classification).

For more information, go to the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council website.

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