Increase in Fire Danger and Brush Fire Responses Throughout St. Johns County | Environment

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Increase in Fire Danger and Brush Fire Responses Throughout St. Johns County
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Due to increasingly dry conditions in our area, SJCFR has seen an increase in fire danger and brush fire responses throughout St. Johns County.  Due to these conditions, fire rescue will continue working together with DOF to provide for a rapid response to all reported brush fires and encourages residents to use caution and remain aware of the daily weather conditions.

Even though a burn ban is not in effect for St. Johns County, fire rescue officials strongly urge residents to delay any outdoor burning due to the dry conditions.  St. Johns County provides curbside yard debris pick-up year around throughout the county and residents are encouraged to use this service in lieu of any outdoor burning.

Some helpful tips to keep your home safe from fire are listed below courtesy of SJCFR and  DOF:

  • Create a defensible space surrounding your home clear of debris or brush.
  • Clean debris such as leaves or limbs from roof areas or gutters.
  • Prune low hanging tree limbs to 6 – 10ft.
  • Have an outside water source that can reach all sides of your home.
  • Install less flammable landscaping in your yard and around your home.

For more information on the above tips or on how to prevent wildfires please visit the DOF website at www.fl-dof.com/wildfire/laws or contact SJCFR at (904) 209-1750.

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