Burn bans lifted in Callahan, Jones counties


BAIRD, Texas - Three counties in the Big Country have lifted burn bans following heavy rain over the weekend.

Monday morning, Callahan County commissioners lifted the countywide burn ban.

Baird, in Callahan County, got 1.01 inches of rain from the severe storms on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Hawley, in Jones County, received .72 inches of rain.

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The Callahan County Sheriff's Office said "make sure you stay with the fire and have means available to put out any fire that gets out of control. And remember all fires MUST be out prior to sunset each day."

Jones County Judge Dale Spurgin urged residents to "exercise extreme caution" when doing any outdoor burning.

"Persons conducting outdoor burning should be aware of surrounding conditions and weather conditions before any controlled burns," Spurgin said.

He asked anyone conducting large control burns to call Jones County dispatch to avoid "unnecessary response from volunteer fire departments."

On Sunday, Taylor County lifted its burn ban.

Video package by Megan Murat/KTXS

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