State of Local Emergency, burn ban in effect in Seminole Co.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County leaders issued a countywide burn ban Friday, because of unusually dry conditions.

While the burn ban is in effect, residents are prohibited from starting campfires, bonfires or burning trash without permission from the Florida Forest Service.

The declaration was issued following a series of brush fires across Central Florida.

The county manager, director of emergency management and the fire chief also declared a State of Local Emergency, because of the threat of fire damage.

Seminole County leaders said the State of Emergency will remain effect for all of the county until the drought index drops below 500. At that time, county leaders will decide how to move forward.

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