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Ellis County: Burn ban now in place

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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

ELLIS COUNTY-   Ellis County Commissioners unanimously approved a burn ban for the entire county effective immediately during the commissioner’s court meeting Monday, Aug. 9 by request of Fire Marshal Investigator Jim Pharr.

According Pharr, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index was at 559 on Friday Aug. 6 , with extreme heat over the weekend evaporating much of the moisture received in Friday’s rain.

“Hill and Navarro Counties have adopted burn bans,” said Pharr. “I recommend we adopt a burn ban.”

The burn ban will be in effect for 90 days for all outdoor burning unless the Texas Forest Service or the commissioners decide otherwise.

If your require a list of specific Prohibited Actions or Enforcement Orders relative to the burn ban, contact 972-825-5555.

The 90-day ban does allow welders to work with certain fire safety provisions.


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