OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Four local counties have issued emergency burn bans this month due to dry weather conditions.
Brevard County is the latest to issue a burn ban on Thursday. Orange County issued a burn ban effective Wednesday, and Seminole and Osceola counties issued emergency bans last week.
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All of the bans are in effect until further notice.
The bans prohibit all outdoor burning that has not been permitted by the Florida Forest Service. That means bonfires, campfires, and the burning of vegetative (yard) debris is not allowed until the ban is lifted.
Read: Seminole County issues emergency burn ban
The use of above-ground charcoal, gas, and electric grills is allowed, but you’re encouraged to make sure charcoals are extinguished completely. But if you do use these outdoor cooking methods, you’re asked to not do so in close proximity to heavily wooded areas.
Click here for a list of 9 tips to help keep your home and family safe during wildfire season.
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