The VA Department of Forestry burn laws go into on February 15th and remain in effect until midnight of April 30th. The law prohibits outdoor burning before 4pm. Burning is allowed between 4pm and midnight. Violators face a fine of up to $500. Anyone who allows a fire to escape is liable for any property damage as well as the the cost of suppressing the fire.For additional information please contact the County Fire Marshal at 804-556-5365 or the local VA Department of Forestry at 556-4145.