Dry weather and an increased risk of brush fires has prompted Polk County Fire Rescue to issue a burn ban that affects unincorporated Polk and all its municipalities except Lake Wales, News Channel 8 reports. Among other things, the ban includes campfires, burning of yard trash or construction debris and use of fireworks.

Source: News Channel 8

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