Media Release

Burn Ban Expires

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:00 AM

January 13, 2009

12:20 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Burn Ban for Alachua County will expire today at noon. 

Due to the amount of rainfall Alachua County has received in the last 24 hours, Chief Will May, Director of Public Safety, recommended to the Board of County Commissioners the burn ban be allowed to expire today at noon when the emergency declaration was set to expire. The local state of emergency initiated on December 30, 2008 no longer exists in Alachua County. 

The burn ban was implemented on December 30, 2008 and then extended once on January 7, 2009 as a result of an extended period without substantial precipitation, the weather conditions and the potential for extreme wildland fire behavior. 

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



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

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