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Burn Ban In Effect For Grayson County


GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A burn ban was voted into immediate effect Tuesday for Grayson County.

The Grayson County Commissioners Court say they used the Keetch-Byram Drought Index to enforce the ban.      

Under county policy states they consider a burn ban if the index tops 600. Tuesday morning, the index was at 631.

The index is projected to rise to 684 over the next two weeks.      

As of Tuesday, no outdoor burning is allowed in Grayson County until further notice.

The court will reconsider the ban at next Tuesday's meeting.

"We have a policy that we will reconsider every Tuesday, as opposed to ordering it for 90 days," said Sarah Sommers. "That way we hope our public can better manage their needs for outdoor burning. We will reconsider it next Tuesday."

It's the first time in the calendar year, a ban has been considered for Grayson County.