How many wildfires burn in Virginia each year and how many acres are burned?

Virginia has records which date back to 1925, and our 30 year average is 1,449 fires for 8,338 acres per year. 1941 saw the most fires with 3,697, and 1930 had the most acreage burned at 333,023 acres.

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1. Why is there a 4 p.m. Law? When is the 4 p.m. Law in effect?
2. Why is there a 4 p.m. Law?
3. Why 4 p.m.?
4. What is the main cause of wildfires in Virginia?
5. How many wildfires burn in Virginia each year and how many acres are burned?
6. Can I have a campfire if I put rocks around it?
7. If I take all precautions with my fire after 4 p.m. and it does escape and start a fire, am I responsible for the suppression cost?
8. What is the penalty for violating the 4 p.m. law?
9. Can I use my charcoal or gas fire fired barbeque grill?
10. Are building contractors and road construction jobs exempt from the 4 p.m. law?