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2 counties temporarily lift burn bans after ice storm

Two counties in the Big Country have temporarily lifted their burn ban because of all the moisture that was produced by this week's ice storm.

On Thursday, the Scurry County Commissioners temporarily lifted their burn ban, which was implemented just two days earlier.

Snyder had only gotten .1" of rain since the first of the year, but over the past three days, they’ve gotten more than double that amount, .25”.

The Callahan County Commissioners also temporarily lifted their county's burn ban. Parts of the county got up to 1.75” of rain during the same 72-hour span.

Coleman County also lifted its burn ban on Thursday. Taylor County and Comanche County lifted their burn bans on Wednesday.

Since Tuesday, the list of counties under a burn ban in Texas has dropped from 123 to 110, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. That total is down to 108 if Scurry County and Callahan County are included in the tally.

Among those 108 counties, 11 of them are located in the Big Country and Concho Valley:

Brown
Coke
Concho
Eastland
Mills
McCulloch
Nolan
Runnels
Stephens
Throckmorton
Tom Green

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