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Burn Ban In Effect For DeSoto County

May 29, 2024
Due to dry weather conditions over an extensive period resulting in a high drought index rating, the Desoto County Board of County Commissioners has approved a burn ban for the county to take effect immediately.
The burn ban includes, but is not limited to, all outdoor burning:
• Yard trash, vegetation, grass
• Lumber, trees
• Household paper products
• Debris
All bonfires, campfires, fires in outdoor fireplaces, and open cooking fires are also prohibited.
Cooking on a contained gas or charcoal grill is allowed.
Activities authorized by Florida Forest Service is allowed.
The burn ban applies to all unincorporated areas of Desoto County.
For more information visit the Florida Forestry at