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Brevard County Fire Rescue
1040 S. Florida Avenue
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Office: (321) 633-2050
Fax: (321) 633-2057
Rachel Horst
Public Information Officer
(321) 634-2165
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:18 PM

Brevard County Implements Burn Ban

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Due to ongoing dry weather conditions Brevard County is favorable to the risk of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) has topped 500 (out of a scale of 800), due to the dry conditions and little rain in the forecast. Under a County ordinance approved in 2017, the burn ban automatically goes into effect.

The burn ban does not include state-permitted burns, the use of barbecue grills, authorized public fireworks displays and fireworks sales, which are authorized by state law.