Brevard County Implements Immediate Burn Ban Due to Ongoing Drought Conditions
By Space Coast Daily // March 27, 2020
threat of fire is imminent in Brevard 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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