Burn Ban Currently in Effect for Palm Bay
Posted: April 5, 2018
Due to the high risk for wildfires the Palm Bay Fire Marshal has issued a burn ban in Palm Bay until further notice. A burn ban means NO outdoor burning of ANY KIND.
Not allowed: Campfires, bonfires, fire pits, fire rings, burn barrels, debris burning, field burning - anything with an open flame that produces an ember. The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire up to one-half mile away from the burning area.
Allowed: Propane/ gas grills, propane/ gas heaters, and charcoal grills are allowed under burn bans. They should be used as described by their manufacturer’s instructions, located safely away from combustible materials, and never left unattended. If they are not disposed of properly after use, charcoal grill briquettes are of great concern. After use, always let the coals cool completely and douse in water before disposing of them in a metal container. The residual ash should be cold to the touch before disposal.
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There is a "no-burn" ordinance in the City of Palm Bay. Any questions regarding burning should be addressed to the Fire Marshal's office at 321-953-8929.
Requests for land clearing fires should be addressed to the Division of Forestry.