Citrus County issues burn ban due to dry conditions

A burn ban is officially in effect in Citrus County as much of the Bay Area deals with dry conditions.

Fire rescue officials say the ban applies to all unincorporated areas of the county and prohibits:

  • Campfires
  • Bonfires
  • Unpermitted controlled burns
  • Burning of yard and household trash
  • Burning of construction debris
  • Burning of organic debris
  • Igniting of fireworks

Similar bans are already in place in several other Bay Area counties, including Highlands, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Sarasota.

The area could see some relief, though, in the coming days, with FOX 13 meteorologists calling for multiple inches of rainfall this week.

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