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2 Big Country counties reinstate burn bans 5 days after ice storm

Inside a Texas A&M Forest Service dozer operated by Resource Specialist Cody Lambert as he cuts containment line around the 57 North Fire in Fisher County last night Feb. 26, 2018. This wildfire is 100% contained at 336 acres.

Two counties in the Big Country have reinstated burn bans that were temporarily lifted because last week's ice storm.

Callahan and Scurry counties both reinstated burn bans after temporarily lifting them Thursday.

In that time, the list of counties under a burn ban in Texas has dropped from 108 to 98, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Eleven of those are in the Big Country or Concho Valley.

Brown
Callahan
Coleman
Concho
Eastland
Fisher
Mills
Runnels
Scurry
Stephens
Throckmorton

Firefighters battled a grass fire in one of those 11 counties. The "57 North" fire burned 336 in Fisher County on Monday.

Also on Monday, firefighters battled a grass fire in Shackleford County that burned 4,022 acres. It is 95-percent contained.

Phillip Truitt with the Texas A&M Forest Service said "We are not seeing any active flames. We are mopping up hot spots and trees that are still holding heat. We want to make sure the fire stays within the containment lines."

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