Manatee County Extends Burn Ban

Posted: June 4, 2024

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 10, 2024) – Despite recent rains, local drought conditions persist, and because of this, the Manatee Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted during an emergency session this afternoon to extend a ban on all outdoor burning and the use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers in the county.

“We are asking for another seven days,” said Manatee County Director of Public Safety Jodie Fiske. “We are looking at the forecast for 8-12 inches of rain going through the week, but we do want to make sure we are doing our due diligence and keep this burn ban in effect.” 

The ban includes items containing any “explosive compound,” sparklers, any item or product using or containing any amount of pyrotechnic composition, flares, open burning and campfires because of the increasingly dry conditions in the county. 

This burn ban extension—approved by a 4-0 vote with Commissioners Kruse and Rahn absent—will be in effect until 11:59 p.m., June 17, 2024, unless extended as allowed by law. 

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov. 

Bill Logan
Information Outreach Manager

Office: (941) 742-5866 
Cell: (941) 274-0930
bill.logan@mymanatee.org

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 3, 2024) – Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has voted to impose a ban on all outdoor burning and the use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers in the county, effective immediately.  

Jodie Fiske, Director of Public Safety, addressing the BOCC (June 3, 2024) “We’ve been in discussion with the Fire Chief’s Association, as well as the Department of Forestry, in regard to the current drought conditions throughout the county,” said Manatee County Director of Public Safety Jodie Fiske. “It is recommended that we declare a burn ban within Manatee County.”

The ban includes items containing any “explosive compound,” sparklers, any item or product using or containing any amount of pyrotechnic composition, flares, open burning and campfires because of the increasingly dry conditions in the county.

The following uses will be allowed:

Outdoor cookers or grills if they are always attended by a responsible adult while the unit is in use
Any agricultural, silvicultural or land-clearing burn that has been authorized by the Florida Forest Service and it has been determined that there will be sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on site
Properly permitted public fireworks displays with adequate fire suppression equipment and personnel on site
Flares discharged over the Gulf of Mexico
This burn ban will be in effect until 11:59 p.m., June 10, 2024, unless extended as allowed by law.

For up-to-date information about Manatee County Government, visit mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ManateeGov.

Bill Logan
Information Outreach Manager
Office: (941) 742-5866
Cell: (941) 274-0930
bill.logan@mymanatee.org

Signed Resolution

Manatee County Extends Burn Ban

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 3, 2024) – Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has voted to impose a ban on all outdoor burning and the use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers in the county, effective immediately.

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