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City of Cape Coral rescinds burn ban

By Staff | Jun 11, 2021

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has fallen below 600 for seven consecutive days. Therefore, in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinance, Chapter 8-14, the temporary burn band issued by the city of Cape Coral on May 26, 2021 has been rescinded.

Residents are urged to continue to use caution with recreation and cooking fires. Recreational fires must comply with the stipulations of the ordinance for recreational burns, such as being 25 feet from any structure, having an extinguishment source and the fire must be kept to a maximum of 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.

Recreational fires are not intended for vegetation or rubbish disposal, per ordinance.

In addition, the Cape Coral Fire Department continues to request the community be vigilant in not disposing of lit smoking materials outdoors, including from a car window. The department also requests vehicles, including ATVs, only be operated on paved, gravel or dirt surfaces and not on grass or other vegetation.