PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Recent rains have helped lower the drought conditions, allowing Pasco County to lift the Emergency Burn Ban for all areas of the county today, Friday, May 26, 2023, effective immediately.
While drought conditions improve, it’s important to remember that the county is still drier than normal. Pasco County Fire Rescue urges residents to prioritize safety while burning outdoors.
Proper measures and precautions should be taken to protect people from fire danger.
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Everyone living in unincorporated areas of Pasco County may resume outdoor burning, including:
- Open burning
- Burning yard waste
Any resident planning to conduct an open burn should comply with all Florida Forest Service permitting requirements. The permit process ensures any potential risk is appropriately assessed and mitigated.
For outdoor burning rules and safety tips, please visit mypas.co/OutdoorBurning or contact Pasco Fire Rescue’s Community Risk Reduction Division at 813-929-2750.
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