Orange County Government issued a burn ban in late March that prohibited all outdoor burning without a permit due to extreme drought conditions. That ban has since been lifted.

Burn bans are automatically instituted countywide when the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) meets or exceeds 500.

Officials in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties lifted all three of their bans last week as a result of recent rainfall and storms, though Orange County is still experiencing severe drought conditions. Residents should still exercise caution.

Brendan O'Connor

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