Bradford County lifts burn ban

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 6:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 6:47 p.m.

A countywide burn ban in Bradford County ended Tuesday, leaving only two

counties in the state with burn bans in place.

A string of rainy days ended the need for the ban, the county’s Department

of Emergency Management reported.

“The recent rain has been sufficient to lessen the threat of wild fires,” the department reported.

However, residents still were being cautioned to play it safe when burning, such as not burning on windy days or leaving a fire unattended.

At one point, Bradford was one of a series of counties around the state that had imposed a burn ban, including Alachua County. Two counties still under a ban are Baker and Osceola, the forestry division reported. Alachua County lifted its burn ban last week, in time for the July 4th holiday when many people light fireworks.

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