A brush fire broke out Sunday, April 16 near West 16th Street and Rush Avenue in Lehigh Acres. (Photo via viewer John Arnold)

Lee County bans outdoor burning

FORT MYERS, Fla. Lee County is imposing a ban on outdoor burning, joining most other Southwest Florida municipalities that have done so over the past few weeks.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to have the county attorney draft a resolution for a burn ban, county spokeswoman Betsy Clayton said. The attorney delivered that resolution Tuesday, a move that put the ban into effect for the next seven days.

Commission Chairman John Manning can extend the ban after the seven days are up without a vote from the other commissioners.

The rule will cover campfires, bonfires and trash fires.

A copy of the resolution is below:

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