Burn bans lifted in parts of Central Texas, but for how long?

POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 1:42pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:08pm

Inches of rain last week across much of Central Texas led to several counties lifting their burn bans.

Three to five inches of rain was reported in parts of McLennan county early last week. So, county commissioners approved lifting the burn ban last Tuesday. Under the ban, all outdoor burning was restricted, especially with the dry temperatures around the Independence Day Holiday.

With more triple digit temperatures moving in this week, those burn bans may quickly be put back into effect.

"In Texas, things are done a little differently here. And, I wouldn't be surprised if within a two week period we're having to revisit the issue just because of how quickly it can get hot and dry up again. So, this is something we monitor on a weekly basis," said McLennan County Commissioner Ben Perry of Precinct 4.

County commissioners are keeping in contact with the emergency management director to continually assess if the conditions are safe for outdoor burning.


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