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April 10, 2006:
The ban remains in effect in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Queen Anne, St Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. These counties continue to experience lower than normal rainfall and therefore are at a higher risk for large wildfire occurrence. Given the extended fire weather forecast calls for above normal temperatures and significant drying conditions over the next few days, the ban will remain in effect in these counties until sufficient precipitation has been received.
Garrett County was not included in the original ban.
More information on the statewide open-air burning ban can be found at: