Recreational burning ban lifted countywide

Seasonal rain patterns have reduced risk of fire

Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier. Image courtesy Sarasota County

On May 18, Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier lifted the countywide recreational burn ban that was put in place on April 4.

“The mandatory burn ban was put in effect until the chances of wildfire were reduced and weather conditions changed,” a news release explains. “Seasonal rain patterns have begun,” the release continues, “and officials are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.”

“Residents are reminded to always be safe when dealing with fire and to always follow local open burning ordinance rules and regulations,” the release stresses.