Escambia Issues Burn Ban, Including Most Outdoor Burning, Fireworks

June 15, 2011

Escambia County (Fla.) issued a burn ban Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, due to the extreme drought and heightened risk of wildfires.

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.

Click here to read the burn ban in its entirety.

Pictured top: Escambia County, Florida, officials issued a burn ban Wednesday, hoping to avoid wildfires like this early June fire north of Flomaton, Alabama. file photo, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Escambia Issues Burn Ban, Including Most Outdoor Burning, Fireworks”

  1. yeah right on June 16th, 2011 7:09 am

    Now let’s just see if anyone will actually enforce it. Every year at this time suddenly the Sheriff’s deputies can’t see smoke or fire works……….

  2. Sandra on June 15th, 2011 8:53 pm

    The City of Pensacola doesnt have to be included in the burn ban. Thay have had a burn ban ordanance on the books for over 40 years. If you burn openly in Pcola you’d better have a weenie on a stick over it.

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