Burn ban violators could face jail time, $2,500 fine in Washington County, Va.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – The Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office said Monday that anyone who violates the burn ban could face jail time, as well as a fine.

According to a WCVASO news release, individuals violating the ban will be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries a punishment of up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

Sheriff’s officials said no warnings will be given and violators will be charged.

Anyone who may know of someone violating the burn ban is asked to call 276-676-6277, option 7.

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