The Clewiston News

Hendry County lifts county wide burn ban

LABELLE — On behalf of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, Mr. Charles Chapman, the Hendry County Administrator, has authorized the county wide burn ban to be lifted effective Friday, June 9, 2017, at 8 a.m. All applicable laws and ordinances with regards to burning will be back in effect at that time. The original county wide burn ban was put into effect by the Hendry County BOCC on January 9, 2017 as a result of dry conditions and numerous large wildfires within Hendry County and the surrounding area. Recent rains have alleviated the drought conditions somewhat, thereby allowing the ban to be lifted. For further details visit the Hendry County website at