Brevard County Implements Immediate Burn Ban Due to Ongoing Drought Conditions

By  //  March 27, 2020

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threat of fire is imminent in Brevard County

Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has topped 500 (out of a scale of 800), which means the threat of fire is imminent in Brevard County due to the dry conditions and little rain in the forecast.

Under a County ordinance approved in 2017, the burn ban automatically goes into effect.

The burn ban does not include state-permitted burns, the use of barbecue grills, authorized public fireworks displays and fireworks sales, which are authorized by state law.

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