Photo via the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center.

Hendry County issues burn ban for ‘unregulated fires’

A burn ban was issued Thursday for unregulated fires due to dry weather conditions, Hendry County officials said.

The burn ban probits outdoor fires such as bonfires, campfires or yard debris, according to the Board of County Commissioners. However, a fire for cooking is permitted.

Anyone who violates a burn ban could receive a civil fine or misdemeanor charge, depending on the severity of the violation, Hendry County officials said.

To get a burn permit for commercial or contractor services should call the Florida Forest Service 239-690-8001.

To report a burn ban violation, call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency line at 863-674-5600, or the Hendry County Code Enforcement at 863-675-5247.

The burn ban is in effect until further notice, according to county officials.

Writer:Rachel Ravina