Burning Storm Debris
As many especially those in rural areas of West Virginia continue to clean storm debris instead of having trees and limbs carted away, they are instead burning them. That has officials in Kanawha county concerned. The little bit of rain that happened over the weekend is still not enough to make it safe and precautions must taken when burning brush and debris. State officials lifted a burn ban on July 14 because of the recent rains and to give people in unincorporated areas a way to dispose of the debris. Officials say remember if a fire gets out of control, that person is responsible for any damages that may occur. Besides being a safety hazard, brush fires can spread pollution.