What is the 4 pm Law?

The 4 pm Law is a ban (or restriction) on open air burning before 4 pm if your fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which can carry the fire to the woods. You are allowed to burn between 4 pm and midnight as long as you take proper care and precaution and attend your fire at all times.

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1. What is the 4 pm Law?
2. When is the 4 pm Law in effect?
3. Why is there a 4 pm Law?
4. Why 4 pm?
5. What is the main cause of wildfires in Virginia?
6. How many wildfires burn in Virginia each year and how many acres are burned?
7. Can I have a campfire if I put rocks around it?
8. If I take all precautions with my fire after 4 pm and it does escape and start a fire, am I responsible for the suppression cost?
9. What is the penalty for violating the 4 pm Law?
10. Can I use my charcoal or gas fire barbeque grill?
11. Are building contractors and road construction jobs exempt from the 4 pm Law?
12. Why are some people allowed to have open air fires before 4 pm when they are within 300 feet of the woods?
13. Can I use a fire pit when the 4 pm Law is in effect?