Burn ban in effect for IRC

news release

Standing in solidarity with neighboring counties Indian River County Emergency Services Director calls for a Burn Ban.  “After collaborating with our neighboring counties, we decided it is in the best interest of our residents to issue a Burn Ban today.” said Dave Johnson, Emergency Services Director.

“The treasure coast has experienced dry weather for an extended period of time, prompting the Emergency Order,” said Mike Zito, Interim Administrator.  It went into effect at 8 am today.

The Emergency Order mandates a burn ban for all areas of Indian River County, prohibiting all outdoor

 burning that has not been specifically permitted by the Florida Forestry Service.  It also bans all outdoor

burning of yard trash, household paper products, bonfires, campfires, warming fires, outdoor fireplaces,

chimeneas, and cooking fires unless, 1) authorized by the Florida Forest Service, or 2) it is for the

cooking of food exclusively within a gas or charcoal grill.  Additionally, the setting ​of fires to any grass,

 brush, or forest-covered land, is prohibited unless authorized by the Florida Forest Service. 

The Emergency Order is in effect throughout Indian River County from 8 a.m. on April 8, 2023, until 8 a.m. on April 15, 2023, or until further order.

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