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Burn ban issued for Hendry County

Burn Ban Hendry County
Posted at 10:50 AM, Mar 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-08 10:50:22-05

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — A burn ban is now in effect for unregulated fires for all of Hendry County as dry weather conditions impact the area until further notice.

This is for any outdoor fire, other than a cook fire, which is not permitted by a governmental agency. Outdoor fires include, but are not limited to, bonfires, campfires, or the burning of yard debris.

Those who violate the burn ban can be subject to a civil fine or charged with a misdemeanor based on the nature of the violation.

To obtain a burn permit for commercial or contractor services only, contact the Florida Forest Service at 239-690-8001.

To report a burn ban violation, contact the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 863-674-5600 or Hendry County Code Enforcement at 863-675-5247.