The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Drought Makes Fires A Big Concern


November 10, 2016

Transylvania County remains in exceptional drought conditions, or D3, according to the United States Drought Monitor.

The drought is not affecting water levels and recreation as much as it is harming agricultural production and contributing to fire outbreaks.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued a burning ban that went into effect on Monday, Nov. 7, to help prevent more fires.

Transylvania County’s Forest Ranger Frank Rogers said the ban prohibits all outside burning except for outdoor cookers.

“If somebody is caught burning anything outside, it’s a $100 dollar fine, plus cou...

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