Burn Bans In Effect

Burn Bans In Effect 

Posted: 3:42 am Thursday, April 13th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Governor Scott has put the Florida National Guard on standby to use the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to help fight the growing number of wildfires across the state. We can now add two more wildfires to the ones already burning in Pasco County.


Burn bans are now in effect in Pasco, Hernando, Polk and Citrus Counties, And with more than 100 wildfires burning across the state, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency Tuesday.


The Bucs showed off plans for the third phase of a planned $150 million dollar renovation Tuesday. The team would have a locker room that triples the present space and fans would have access to a retail store open all year long among other planned improvements. Of that $150 million budget $29 million come from taxpayers.