New Port Richey, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The Pasco County Board of Commissioners has lifted the burn ban, in its entirety, effective immediately. Commissioners credit all of the recent rain for dumping the ban.
Commissioners had approved the burn ban back on April 12 as multiple wildfires were burning across the county. Brush was very dry at the time due to a lack of rain.
Residents may now resume open burning, campfires, yard waste burning and fireworks, but are encouraged to follow safe burning practices to prevent wildfires.
Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is also rescinding it's county-wide burn ban, but reserves the right to reinstate the no campfires policy based on the daily fire danger index.
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