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Smith County lifts burn ban

Smith County lifts burn ban

POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:36am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 3:24pm

Smith County has lifted it's burn ban.

The decision was made during the regularly scheduled commisioners court meeting on Tuesday morning.

Smith County joins many other East Texas counties that have decided to lift their bans this week, following last week's heavy rains. The KDBI (drought index) is now below 300; down from the 700+ points last week.

“We are excited to lift the burn ban today and I certainly hope we continue to see more rain in the near future;” Smith County Judge Joel Baker said.

Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton still urges extreme caution as people resume burning household trash and other unrestricted items.

For more information or questions concerning burning please contact the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Click here for a map of current burn bans in East Texas (Smith County will be changed shortly).

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