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    Rains erase state burning ban in 21 counties

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published March 22, 2001


    TALLAHASSEE -- Recent rains have prompted Florida Agriculture Commissioner Terry L. Rhodes to release 21 counties from an emergency outdoor burning ban.

    Those counties join 28 others that were not included in the Feb. 26 emergency drought declaration because conditions were not as extreme in those locations.

    Counties released from the ban are Alachua, Broward, Citrus, Collier, Miami-Dade, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hendry, Hernando, Lake, Lee, Levy, Marion, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter and Volusia. In some of those counties -- including Citrus, Hernando and Pasco -- local bans remain in effect.

    Wednesday's action leaves 18 counties still under the state ban: Brevard, Charlotte, De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, St. Lucie, Sarasota and Seminole.

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