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Daytime Burning Prohibited
West Virginia's spring forest fire season is underway.
The season began Friday and continues through May31.Outdoor burning during this period is prohibited between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to prevent forest fires, and all outside burning must have an adequate safety strip of at least 10 feet around the fire source and must never be left unattended.
For more information on outdoor burning call the Division of Forestry at 1-304-743-6183.
Sheriff launches drug test program
Kits are available at your school and the sheriff's office, and soon from any field deputy sheriff, with no questions asked.
W.Va. officials warn hunters about rabies!
As hunters prepare to head into the woods in the coming months, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture is reminding them about the possibility of encountering rabid animals. Hunters and other visitors to West Virginia's forests are urged to avoid animals that appear to be behaving strangely or seem unusually aggressive. Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass says the chance of an exposure involving wildlife is small but rabies is fatal if untreated. Douglass also reminds pet owners that dogs and cats must be vaccinated every two years.