Escambia Issues Burn Ban, Including Most Outdoor Burning, Fireworks
June 15, 2011
The ban issued by Escambia County Fire Chief Daniel Spillman prohibits all open outdoor burning, including trash and debris burning, campfires, bonfires and all other similar fires. Fireworks are also included in the ban.
The Town of Century and the City of Pensacola are included in the burn ban, according to Sonya Daniel, public information officer for Escambia County.
The only exemptions to the ban are state permitted burns, authorized fireworks displays, fireworks sales authorized by state law and outdoor cooking cooking in barbeque grills, smoker and other outdoor stoves at private residences.
Depending on the circumstances, violations could be enforceable by civil citations or criminal penalties if warranted, Daniel said.
The burn ban remains in effect until terminated by public notice.
Pictured top: Escambia County, Florida, officials issued a burn ban Wednesday, hoping to avoid wildfires like this early June fire north of Flomaton, Alabama. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.