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Burn Ban in effect in Highlands County

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Due to dry weather conditions over an extensive period resulting in a drought index rating exceeding 500 on a scale of 0-800, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners has approved a burn ban for the county to take effect immediately.

No burning, residential or otherwise of any kind, may occur without a state of Florida Forest Service permit.

The burn ban includes, but is not limited to, all outdoor burning:

– Yard trash, vegetation, grass
– Lumber, trees
– Household paper products
– Debris

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