Orange County burn ban in effect

As of Tuesday, March 28, Orange County approved a burn ban ordinance to prohibit residents from having open fire activities such as camp fires, bonfires, yard and trash burning, among others.


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The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a burn ban ordinance to take effectTuesday, March 28. 

The burn ban ordinance prohibits residents from having any type of open fire activities such as camp fires, bonfires, yard and trash burning, among others. Some activities can be exempted such as properly permitted firework displays and cooking on barbecue grills or pits. 

According to the Orange County Fire Rescue Department website, "When the local drought index meets or exceeds 500, Orange County automatically institutes a burn ban," which is applicable within unincorporated and incorporated territory of Orange County. 

The burn ban is automatically instituted when the drought index is 500 or more. However, once the drought index drops below 500 for seven consecutive days, the burn ban will be lifted. 

For more information visit the Orange County Fire Rescue Department website or contact (407) 836-9000.


 

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