Hernando Ends Burn Ban
The County Commission’s decision to let the temporary ban lapse came after a recommendation from the deputy fire chief.
HERNANDO COUNTY – The Hernando County Commission voted Tuesday (May 23) to allow the temporary countywide burn ban to expire.
The recommendation came from Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Carroll after consultation with the Florida Forest Service and based on the recent rains and the improvement in the Keetch Byram Drought Index for Hernando County. The KBDI for Hernando County as of Monday (May 22) was 384.
The county is still requesting that residents be mindful of outdoor burning and adhere to state burning regulations. Click here for detailed information on outdoor burning. You may also go to hernandocounty.us for information.
The temporary burn ban was put into effect last month came as firefighters battled a wildfire that consumed about 1,100 acres in the Weeki Wachee Preserve.
Photo of the Weeki Wachee fire courtesy of Hernando County.
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