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State ends yard waste burning ban

Published June 9, 2007


TALLAHASSEE - Florida residents can again burn yard waste on their property, state Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson said Friday, lifting a ban on burning that had been in place because of the state's drought.

Burning yard waste was banned a month ago as dry conditions created wildfires around the state.

Bronson said recent rain has reduced the danger of fires statewide enough to warrant lifting the ban, although he continued to urge caution.

Some cities and counties have local laws against outdoor burning, so residents should check with local officials.

In places where it's legal, yard waste must be burned in a noncombustible container or in a small pile, and attended at all times.

[Last modified June 9, 2007, 01:23:41]

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