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Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:38 am

Bell County placed a red-flag burn ban over the county this morning due to expected high winds.

Bell County Fire Marshall Steve Casey said the ban was instituted based on reports of winds that could reach speeds of 30 mph.

"In the past, we had to wait until the wind reached those high speeds," Casey said. "But by then, people would already have started burning, and their fires would get out of control."

Casey said the burn ban would last for 24 hours. To check the status of the burn ban, call 254-933-5555.

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