Granville Volunteer Fire Department     TOTAL CALLS
2012               869
 

 

 

   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
   
   


 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
   

 
 
 
Welcome to Granville Volunteer Fire Department

Fall forest fire season starts Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s fall forest fire season starts Oct. 1, 2013 and runs through Dec. 31, 2013. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor burning is permitted only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. 

State law requires a ring or safety strip around outdoor fires to keep the fire from spreading into the woods. This safety strip must be cleared of all burnable material and be at least 10 feet wide completely around the debris pile.

Additional requirements of the state’s fire laws include staying on-site until the fire is completely extinguished, and only burning vegetative materials like leaves, brush and yard clippings.

If you allow a fire you have started to escape and it causes a wildfire or forest fire, you will be subject to fines ranging from $100 to $1,000. An additional civil penalty of $200 also will be assessed against you