Time limits are being set for Virginia residents who hope to have open fires.
A burn law is taking effect on Friday.
Until April 30, approved burning will be allowed between 4 p.m. and midnight, according to a release from the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue (PWCDFR).
The public won’t be able to burn fires that are within 300 feet of wooded areas or fields that have dry grass.
Wind speeds are typically higher in the morning and early afternoon. They tend to decrease after 4 p.m.
Violators could face up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
To learn more information about burning regulations, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703- 792- 6360 or visit Prince William County’s website.