Burning ban in DE?

When I checked the DE state parks site I was greeted with this message:

“An outdoor burning ban remains in effect for Sussex County. All wood fires are prohibited.”

So, no campfires at Trap Pond until it rains? How is the DelMarVa area looking rainfall-wise? I will be spending the week of May 6-14 in that area, and I hate the thought of not having a campfire! Any other locations with a burning ban?



Here is the source of the ban: http://www.delawarestatefiremarshal.com/pdfs/NewsReleaseBurningBanModified041106.pdf

We can call that number to update the status of the ban as time goes by.

Here’s an excerpt from a news report March 22:

“Like many areas along the Eastern seaboard, Sussex County is facing “abnormally dry” conditions, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that, combined with strong winds make fields and woods prime for major fires.

During the past week, local fire companies have responded to a dozen field and woods fires despite a burn ban that was enacted Wednesday, March 15 by Delaware State Fire Marshal Willard Preston III, prohibiting all outdoor burning in the state.

These fires not only endanger the lives of those living around them, but can quickly destroy buildings, as was the case in Lincoln and on Solomons Island, Md. last week.”

DaveO1, Pnet Delaware Correspondent

lifted as of 4/25


Good news!
And not just from a personal (selfish) point of view.

Thanks for the info.


Just came back from Jane’s Island MD. last weekend,and they had a buring ban also. Not even a charcoal grill,or camp fire in the fire ring, in the state parks. Had warnings on cabin we stayed in,check in slips,and local fire company sign.Only in effect 30 days from declaration,which was the the middle of April,unless extended by the state.

Happy Paddling billinpa