Weeklong mandatory burn ban to take place in IRC


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — To prevent the spark of uncontrollable wildfires, County Administrator Jason Brown issued a mandatory burn ban for all areas in the county west of Interstate 95.

Brown issued the emergency order on Friday, according to county officials. The ban will take place from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. June 5, or until further notice.

The ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been authorized by the Florida Forest Service. The ban includes bonfires, campfires and the burning of yard debris.

The ban comes four days after Forest Service firefighters fully contained a wildfire at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. The blaze ignited last Friday and was possibly caused by an unattended campfire, Forest Service officials said.

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