Cape Coral brings weeks-long burn ban to a halt following Hurricane Ian

Nearly seven weeks later, Cape Coral city officials have rescinded a burn ban placed as a result of Hurricane Ian.

However, burning hurricane debris is not permitted.

Effective Wednesday, the city rescinded the temporary burn ban that was issued Oct. 6. They placed the temporary ban with the intent to limit fire hazards within the city due to the excessive debris caused by Hurricane Ian.

Officials urge residents to continue to use caution with recreation and cooking fires. The burning of yard waste and debris isn't allowed.

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Officials remind residents that recreational fires must be 25 feet from any structure, have an extinguishment source, and the fire must be kept to a maximum of 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.

They also emphasize that recreational fires can't be used for vegetation or trash disposal.

Waste Pro yard waste collection services resumed and debris collectors continue to operate throughout the city to remove debris caused by Hurricane Ian.

Officials say vegetative waste and rubbish should be placed curbside for collection.

Tomas Rodriguez is a Breaking/Live News Reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. You can reach Tomas at or 772-333-5501. Connect with him on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltran, Instagram @tomasfrobeltran and Facebook @tomasrodrigueznews.

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Cape Coral terminates temporary burn ban; exempts hurricane debris