• December 19, 2014

Coryell County cancels 90-day burn ban

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:45 pm

GATESVILLE — Because of recent rainfall, and despite gusty winds, the Coryell County Commissioners’ Court on Monday canceled a 90-day burn ban imposed Feb. 3.

The ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county had been temporarily lifted several times, a week at a time, to allow landowners to burn off dead vegetation in an effort to mitigate future wildfires.

Although the ban was canceled, commissioners may impose another burn ban if conditions warrant, County Judge John Firth said.

While outdoor burning is allowed, it must be done in accordance with state regulations, which prohibit burning if wind speed exceeds 23 mph.

Before burning, landowners should notify the sheriff’s department at 254-865-7201.

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