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Posted on: April 21, 2017

City of Fort Myers Implements Temporary Burn Ban

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The following memorandum has been issued by the City Manager's Office:

In response to Governor Scott's Declaration of a State of Emergency for Wildfires, issued April 11, 2017, the City Manager is implementing a temporary burn ban within the City of Fort Myers until extreme drought conditions improve.

During this temporary burn ban, it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to or cause fire to be set to any of the following:

  • Forest
  • Grassland
  • Wildland
  • Marsh
  • Vegetation
  • Land in urban or rural areas, which includes agriculture and pile burning.

It shall also be unlawful to build a campfire, bonfire, utilize a fire pit, or to burn yard trash, household garbage, refuse, or other debris within City limits, during the temporary burn ban.

This temporary burn ban shall not apply to any prescribed agriculture and pile burning authorized by the Florida Fire Service, or any residential outdoor cooking that is conducted in equipment that contains the fire, flames, and heat generated, or any outdoor cooking in a public or private environment with similar cooking facilities.

The provisions of this temporary burn ban shall be enforced, in accordance with City Code, until I, or my designee, declare that extreme drought conditions no longer exist within the City.

Saeed Kazemi, P.E., City Manager

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