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Virgin Islands Fire Service Issues Territorywide Burn Ban

A Virgin Islands Fire Services truck is driven down the Waterfront in St. Thomas. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)
A Virgin Islands Fire Service truck (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Due to dry weather conditions, the Virgin Islands Fire Service has issued a ban on burning.

Effective March 15, all outdoor burning is temporarily prohibited in the territory.

Existing burn permits will be suspended, and no new permits will be issued.

For additional information, residents and businesses can contact the Arson Investigation and Prevention Units in their respective district. The Prevention Unit in the St. Thomas-St. John District can be reached at 340-774-7610; the Prevention Unit in the St. Croix District can be reached at 340-773-8050.

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