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March 16, 2009
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - After reviewing Alachua County's current wildland fire conditions and the area's weather forecast, Chief Will Gray May Jr, Director of the Alachua County Department of Public Safety, recommended a countywide burn ban to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. The burn ban will remain in effect until formally terminated by a majority of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.
The burn ban was placed into effect on March 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. due to the combination of an extended period without substantial precipitation, daily weather conditions contributing to the potential for extreme wildland fire behavior (very low Relative Humidity), and an abundance of easily ignitable fuel (abundant freeze and frost-killed vegetation).
As a reminder, the burn ban prohibits the following:
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