Marion County opts out of burn ban, for now
By WUFT News
April 23, 2012 Environment
Florida Marion County North Central Florida 2012-04-23
Despite the recent fires across North Central Florida, a mandatory burn ban will not be implemented in Marion County. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Pelveeta Seeraj says the Wildland Task Force decided a burn ban is not necessary.
Seeraj says, if possible, area residents should avoid burning anything while the voluntary burn ban is in place.
A group of High Springs residents will have to wait for the High Springs City Commission to resume its discussion of whether to ban the use of plastic straws and carry-out containers in all establishments in the city. The commission said it will revisit the issue at an as-yet unscheduled strategic planning session.