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Officials Say the County-Wide Burn Ban Has Been Lifted

HERNANDO – According to officials with Hernando County Fire Rescue, the county-wide burn ban has been officially lifted, effective immediately.

According to spokesperson Alex Lopez, Deputy Chief Kevin Carroll consulted with Florida Forestry Services and determined that based on recent rains the Keetch Byram Drought Index (KBDI) has improved.

Officials still remind residents to be mindful of outdoor burning and adhere to state burning regulations.

Burn permits can be applied for through the following county website:

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  • Does this mean I can use my fire pit on my brick patio?

    Saturday, 27 May 2017, 8:40 pm
  • I am soooo glad the burn ban is lifted because now I can have smores! YAYYYYYY!!!!!!

    Friday, 26 May 2017, 5:44 pm
  • Tom is the ban lifted in Pasco county

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:59 pm
  • People tend to think they know better than the authorities…I think they should have waited a bit longer. I see trouble on the horizon.

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:38 pm
  • Thank God!!
    Ive been waiting weeks to spark it up!!
    Between that & the no passing zone , makes it hard on us top smokerz. ?

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:33 pm

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