Unincorporated Osceola County under burn ban

Dry conditions cited as reason for restriction on fires

Osceola burn ban for unincorporated areas went into effect Jan. 22 / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic /
An outdoor burn is in effect for all  unincorporated areas of Osceola County, effective Jan. 22 as demonstrated in this snapshot.
 

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Unincorporated areas of Osceola County are under an outdoor burn ban due to lack of rainfall throughout the county that has sent its Keetch-Byram Drought Index over 500.

The ban, which took effect Jan. 22, is for all types of outside burning, including open fire pits, campfires, and yard debris. It be enforced by Osceola County Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel. Osceola County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the burn ban will be lifted.

The ban, which took effect Jan. 22, is for all types of outside burning, including open fire pits, campfires, and yard debris. It be enforced by Osceola County Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel. Osceola County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the burn ban will be lifted.

Once the ban is lifted, another notice will be distributed, along with updates to the www.osceola.org and mysafety.osceola.org websites, the county said in a notice posted on its websites.

For more information, please contact Osceola County Deputy Chief Danny McAvoy, at 321-624-0289.  

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