|The Marion County Interagency Wildland Task Force has rescinded the countywide voluntary residential burn ban. Marion County has received an adequate amount of rainfall, enabling us to rescind the ban. Marion County Fire Rescue is urging our residents to comply with the backyard burning regulations and to follow all state and local regulations. |
“Rainfall in Marion County has been timely and fire activity has been reduced," stated Marion County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Bart Walker.
Homeowners can reduce the risk of damage from wildfires by clearing the area around their homes of underbrush or dry plants/vegetation as these items create fuel for wildfires. It is also important to ensure that roofs and gutters are clear of trees and debris.
For more information, check out the Fire safety and injury prevention page at marionfl.org/firerescue.