Burn Ban No Longer In Effect.
A county-wide burn ban, in effect since March 28, 2023, has been lifted as a result of recent and forecast rainfall. This precipitation has lowered the drought index. However, please stay vigilant and be mindful of the laws when burning outdoors as dry conditions remain throughout Seminole County.
Wildfires are higher risk to those who live in rural areas and along the urban/wildland interface. Burn Bans are issued each season to prevent fires from damaging homes and endangering individuals. Every year many acres of land and homes are destroyed by wildfires that can spark from anything such as a cigarette butt thrown out of a car window to lightning strikes.
Wildfires are a fact of life while living in Florida but there are measures that can be taken to protect your home and property.