Media Release

Burn Ban Lifted

Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:00 AM

9:20 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Burn Ban for Alachua County has been lifted.  The language of the proclamation is below.


PURSUANT to the authority conferred by Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, and Alachua County Ordinance 86-1 (codified in Chapter 27 of the Alachua County Code), and pursuant to paragraph 3.2.1 of the Alachua County Emergency Operations Plan 1.1 dated July 26, 1993, after consultation with state and local authorities that, as a result of significant recent rainfall, severe drought and wind conditions no longer increase the potential of serious wildfires, and upon such basis that a declaration of emergency may be terminated when the emergency no longer exists, I, Rodney J. Long, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, hereby declare that the local state of emergency initiated on May 9, 2008, and extended for additional weeks through June 20, 2008, no longer exists in Alachua County as of 12:00 noon, June 25, 2008, and is hereby terminated.

For more information contact the Alachua County Department of Publc Safety at 352-384-3101.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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