Fire Department lifts recreational burn ban
Venice Fire Chief Shawn Carvey has lifted the citywide recreational burn ban that was put in place on April 4. This decision was coordinated and in cooperation with Sarasota County Emergency Services and the Florida Forest Service.
The mandatory burn ban was put in effect until the chances of wildfire were reduced and weather conditions changed. Seasonal rain patterns have begun and officials are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.
Residents are reminded to always be safe when dealing with fire and to always follow local open burning ordinance rules and regulations.