Volusia County lifts burn ban in unincorporated areas as well as Oak Hill, Lake Helen & Pierson

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County Fire Services has lifted the burn ban for the county’s unincorporated areas as well as the municipalities of Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson.

“The rains we have received this past week have reduced the wildfire danger,” said Chief Jeff Smith, Volusia County Fire Rescue Director. “We ask residents to be mindful of standing water and use caution when driving in the afternoon thunderstorms as these storms can become severe.”

“The rains we have received this past week have reduced the wildfire danger,” said Chief Jeff Smith, Volusia County Fire Rescue Director, shown here. “We ask residents to be mindful of standing water and use caution when driving in the afternoon thunderstorms as these storms can become severe.”

Smith noted that even though we have had significant rainfall, it’s always important to practice wildfire safety. Residents should not discard cigarettes from moving vehicles or park a hot car or operate all-terrain vehicles on dry grass. Outdoor fires and grills should always be attended constantly and extinguished completely, and lawn mowers and farm equipment should be checked to make sure they have properly working spark arresters.

The burn ban in Volusia County had been in effect since April 28. It was  officiially lifted on Saturday.

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