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Outdoor burning limited during West Virginia fire season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fall fire season is underway in West Virginia, with limits set on outdoor burning through the end of the year.

Burning vegetative materials is limited to the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., the Division of Forestry said. Fires must be extinguished by 7 a.m.

Burning debris is the main cause of fire in West Virginia, the agency said. Violation of burning laws can result in a fine of up to $1,000.

Forest fire laws prohibit burning from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and require fires to be attended at all times, the agency said. Commercial burning permits to burn during those hours are available from local Division of Forestry offices.