The burn ban in Escambia County has been lifted for the entire county. The Florida Forest Service says residents do not need a burn authorization to burn yard waste as long as the pile is less than 8 feet in diameter – 25 feet from forests, 50 feet from paved public roads, 25 feet from your house, 150 feet from other occupied buildings and the fire is ignited after 8 a.m. and extinguished one hour before sunset. However, it is illegal to burn household garbage (including paper products), treated lumber, rubber materials, tires, pesticides and paint.

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