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Unincorporated Osceola County Under Burn Ban

No Fire Allowed

Published on: Mar 8, 2018

PR18-015

 

UPDATE April 24, 2018

A burn ban remains in effect. It has been in place since March 8 for unincorporated areas of Osceola County.

Fire Chief Robert Sorenson says: “The Burn Ban is still in effect. There is no way to determine when the ban will be lifted. We continue to monitor weather conditions daily hoping for improvement. We will let everyone know when the Burn Ban has been lifted. We appreciate your continued understanding. Our goal is to keep life and property safe as we continue to experience dry conditions in Osceola County”.

The Florida Forestry Service (FFC) will continue issuing control burn permits to licensed contractors for commercial land clearing only.

However, in light of dry conditions throughout the county that sent our Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) over 500, Osceola County instituted the burn ban for all types of outside burning, including open fire pits, campfires, and yard debris.

The burn ban will be lifted as weather and vegetation conditions improve. The ban is enforced by Osceola County Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel.

The KBDI is an index used to determining forest fire potential. Here's a map of the KBDI for all Florida counties. 
http://currentweather.freshfromflorida.com/kbdi_index.html

 

Effective March 8, 2018

Osceola County, Florida – In light of dry conditions throughout the county that have sent our Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) over 500, Osceola County is instituting a burn ban for all types of outside burning, including open fire pits, campfires, and yard debris within the unincorporated areas of Osceola County.

The burn ban is effective immediately and will be lifted as weather and vegetation conditions improve. The ban will be enforced by Osceola County Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services personnel.

Osceola County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the burn ban will be lifted.  Once the ban is lifted, another notice will be distributed, along with updates to the www.osceola.org and http://mysafety.osceola.org websites.

For more information, please contact Deputy Chief Danny McAvoy, at 321-624-0289.


 

El Condado de Osceola Bajo Prohibición de Incendios

Condado de Osceola, Florida – En vista a las secas condiciones a través del condado lo que ha llevado a mas de 500 el Índice de Sequia Keetch-Byram (KBDI, siglas en inglés), el Condado de Osceola ha instituido la prohibición de todo tipo de incendios al aire libre incluyendo incendios de fogatas, hogueras y de quemar escombros de patios dentro de los límites no-incorporados del Condado de Osceola.  

La prohibición estará en efecto de inmediato y será suspendida a medida que mejoren las condiciones del tiempo y de la vegetación.  La prohibición será puesta en vigor por el Departamento de Aplicación de Códigos del Condado de Osceola, las Autoridades y por el personal del Departamento de Servicios de Emergencia.

El Departamento de Incendios y Rescate del Condado de Osceola continuará monitoreando la situación para determinar cuándo se suspenderá la prohibición de incendios.  Una vez levantada la prohibición, se distribuirá otro aviso, con actualizaciones a los sitios web www.osceola.org y mysafety.osceola.org.

Para información adicional, comuníquese con Daniel McAvoy, Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Osceola al 321-624-0289.