As dry conditions in the area continue both Orange and Seminole Counties are taking the necessary steps needed to fight the outbreak of Wildfires around the state that have consumed thousands of acres putting many of the residential communities their tied to at risk.
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency to fight the fires and by doing so opened up more resources to keep the area safe.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs declared a State of Emergency in the area with a burn ban to prevent other fires from breaking out.
As Mayor, my top priority is the health, safety and welfare of our citizens,” said Jacobs “It is urgent that we receive full cooperation with Orange County’s just announced burn ban. As a region, we are deeply aware of the threats posed by the weather, and our extremely dry conditions.”
Seminole County Commission Board Chair John Horan has also signed burn ban orders and gave his constituents on the wildfires early Monday morning, commending local fire fighters.
“Last weekend we saw, once again, the intrinsic value of local government as our firefighters saved entire neighborhoods in the Oviedo/Chuluota area from wild fires that were endangering their homes.” said Horan “A number of jurisdictions collaborated in this effort, and no home was lost. You may have seen the television reports of the fires. Our firefighters did a remarkable job.”