The following is adapted from emergency services press releases:
Progress has made on the Espanola and White Eagle fires.
Overnight crews were successful in holding the containment lines. Currently, the Espanola Fire has burned approximately 4,306 acres and is 40% contained. The White Eagle Fire has burned approximately 134 acres and is 80% contained.
The burn ban continues to be extended for Flagler County, and critical fire conditions exist across the state.
The emergency ban applies to all residents and businesses in Flagler County and each of the five cities. The ban outlaws open flames being used outdoors, with the exception of contained barbecue grills.
Penalties include a warning for the first offense and fines of up to $500 or 60 days in the County Jail for subsequent violations.
The law specifically bans the use, sale or discharge of fireworks, including sparklers. The law also outlaws open burning, use of open fire pits and containers, parking vehicles with catalytic converters in high grassy areas and throwing matches or cigarettes from vehicles.