Tuesday, 17 April 2007 01:00
Burn Ban ExtendedWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Lee County residents already know how dry it is out there…and county officials are reminding them that because of the dryness the burn ban is being extended again.
The Lee County Commission has issued an extension to the current burn ban. The burn ban will now continue until at least next week. County officials, along with the Fire Chief Association, the division of forestry all determined things were too dry to lift the ban now. David Saniter, with lee county emergency management says recent fires, especially those near I-75, are reason enough for people to know how bad things really are.
“It’s very dry out there…the last couple of weeks for example we had five, six fires. It’s very dry out there and people should be aware about open burning and campfires…do not do that”
Saniter says the ban includes outside fires, bonfires, and campfires. For information about the burn ban and penalties for breaking the rules visit www.lee-county.com.