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Burn Ban issued for Cape Coral

Posted: 3:35 PM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 15:08:10Z

Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has issued a burn ban, effective immediately for Cape Coral. The temporary burn ban is intended to limit fire hazards within the city during this period of drought conditions.

“The lack of rain has created very dry conditions,” said Szerlag. “We must take steps to limit potential fire risk by issuing the burn ban.”

Brush fire threatening structures near Punta Gorda

House damaged after fire and possible explosion

The burn ban prohibits most open burning with the exception of barbeque grills. This temporary measure will be in place until the City Manager declares a drought emergency no longer exists.