Burn Bans Are Lifted, But Outdoor Burning Rules Still Apply

May 30, 2020

Burn bans in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been dropped, but there are still rules that must be followed to burn legally outdoors.

Officials with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center are reminding residents to make sure they meet the legal requirements before burning.

Rsidents must still follow certain requirements: Burning piles of yard debris less than 8 feet in diameter is allowed if it is 25 feet from and wooded area or combustible structure, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved public road and 150 feet from other occupied dwellings.

Piles greater than eight feet require a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service and must meet more stringent standards. For more information about authorizations, call Blackwater Forestry Center headquarters at (850) 957-5701.

Outdoor trash burning is always prohibited in the Pensacola city limits.


3 Responses to “Burn Bans Are Lifted, But Outdoor Burning Rules Still Apply”

  1. Freedom! And God, when and if convenient on May 30th, 2020 6:36 pm

    Many want “freedom”, not “liberty”. In other words, to do anything that the self wants, and to pay no attention to laws or the well being of others.

    And then there’s this statement that few talk about anymore:

    “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

  2. Jimmy on May 30th, 2020 10:52 am

    I’d love to go outside and NOT breath in a bunch of smoke from my neighbors. I’d love to sit in my house and NOT hear my neighbors (and strangers) booming bass. I’d love to drive my car somewhere and NOT be subjected to every form of rudeness, conflict and danger imaginable. But misery loves company.

  3. Ridiculous on May 30th, 2020 2:13 am

    They make it so difficult to enjoy the simple things I grew up on weekend bon fires with smores lots of people do not have 150 ft from their neighbors house to burn this is Ludacris all this is a ploy to make money off of fines