LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday to issue a burn ban.
The ban will be in effect for 30 days and begins on June 1, according to Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.
With the ban in place, no open burning [campfires, bonfires, trash burning, or fireworks] of any kind is authorized, officials said.
The ban comes as the region combats an extended dry season, which leaves the area more vulnerable to wildfires.
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FORT MYERS, Fla.– With dry, windy conditions around Southwest Florida, burn bans are being issued to avoid tragedy ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.
Collier County, Hendry County, Cape Coral and North Port are issuing burning bans ahead of the holiday. The bans follow a 900 acre brush fire that destroyed homes in Golden Gate Estates.
One of the destroyed homes belonged to Tyler Uzcategui.
“It takes on spark now in this dry season and this could happen to anybody. You lose everything,” said Uzcategui.
His home, car and his belongings have been reduced to rubble on 14th Avenue...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Cape Coral issued a temporary burn ban Wednesday to limit fire hazards within the city.
The burn ban is in place to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Cape Coral residents, the Cape Coral Fire Department said. It prohibits recreational burns, including fire pits and campfires, and city permitted burns, which includes bonfires and land clearing control burns.
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NORTH PORT, Fla. – A burn ban was issued for the City of North Port Wednesday afternoon.
City officials said the Fire Chief for the City of North Port has determined that an “Extraordinary Fire Hazard” now exists due to the extreme drought conditions and the threat of wildfire. Effective immediately, the Outdoor Burn Ban is enacted within city limits.
The Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place until city officials rescind it.
The citywide burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been specifically permitted by the Florida Forest Service, according to city officials....