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COUNTY EXTENDS BURN BAN
Posted on Jun 17th, 2011
A burn ban has been issued for St. Johns County through September 7, 2011. The burn ban is due to unfavorable weather conditions including lack of substantial rainfall, high temperatures, worsening drought, and significant wind. The burn ban pertains to residential outdoor burning such as leaves, yard debris, fireworks (of any kind), campfires, flares or other outdoor burning devices. Outdoor barbeque grills and cooking devices are still allowed.
The ban prohibits the discharge of ALL fireworks for private use, although provisions allow for specially-permitted public fireworks displays on July 4th.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue and the Division of Forestry continue to monitor numerous fires within our County. At this time all fires are contained, but both agencies will continue to "mop up" and overhaul the burn areas to prevent further flare ups. Click here for more information about the burn ban and the ordinance. Find fire prevention and brush fire safety information on the Division of Forestry website at www.fl-dof.com.