~Burn bans lifted in seven counties, more expected~
PALATKA, Fla., June 7, 2017 — As a result of recent rainfall, the St. Johns River Water Management District is lifting the districtwide burn ban on campfires. Campfires on district lands are still prohibited by the burn bans issued by the following counties: Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, Orange, Osceola and Indian River.
Several counties within the district have lifted their burn bans, and additional counties are likely to follow suit.
Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Alachua, Lake, Seminole and Brevard counties have removed their mandatory burn bans that had been in place for the past several weeks. Marion County has downgraded its burn ban from mandatory to voluntary.
For an updated status list of burn bans within the St. Johns River Water Management visit www.sjrwmd.com.