Fire Alert Has been Issued for Lehigh Acres
Florida Fire and Forestry service has issued a “FIRE ALERT” for Lehigh Acres. The forecast to be Very High to Extreme for the next few days.
Currently, Lee County has a “Burn Ban” in place, no personal burning of anything is permitted at this time.
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
Fires start easily from all causes and immediately after ignition, spread rapidly and increase quickly in intensity. Spot fires are a constant danger. Fires burning in light fuels may quickly develop high-intensity characteristics such as long-distance spotting and fire whirlwinds when they burn in heavier fuels. Both suppression and mop-up will require an extended and very thorough effort. Yard Waste burning is not recommended. Fire restrictions may be in effect.
EXTREME FIRE DANGER
Fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Development into high-intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high fire danger class. Every fire start has the potential to become large. Expect extreme, erratic behavior. No Yard Waste burning should take place in areas with extreme fire danger. Fire restrictions are generally in effect.