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Flagler County’s Burn Ban Will Be Rescinded Monday, Thanks to Steady Rainfall

| June 6, 2017

Recent rainfall and the prediction for more in coming days mean that Flagler County’s burn ban will expire on Monday, though restrictions have already eased. The burn ban has been in place since May 1.

Drought, Wildfires and the Hottest Month Ever: July Scorched American Earth

| August 8, 2012

July 2012 was the hottest month ever in the contiguous United States, after a June that was the hottest in the northern hemisphere, in 132 years of record-keeping. The effects of global warming are especially pronounced in the polar regions.

Espanola Fire at 4,171 Acres As Lightning Storms Seed New Blazes

| June 13, 2011

Lightning from the last two days’ storms is seeding the area with new fires–including four new ones Sunday–while rainfall remains too light to dent the growth of the Espanola fire.

Weather Service Issues Excessive Lightening Alert for Espanola Area, Heightening Fire Risks

| June 12, 2011

Rain would be good, but only if it’s drenching and persistent. That’s not what this storm is bringing: fire-feeding wind and fire-starting lightning is also part of that storm.

St. Johns County Extends Burn Ban Through Mid-April

| January 19, 2011

The St. Johns County Commission extended the burn ban through April 18 as little persistent rain is expected in the region. Flagler County’s burn ban is in effect, but doesn’t yet stretch that long.


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