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Discussions underway to allow Howard Co. burn ban to expire

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The burn ban in Howard County may be expiring soon.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan tells KBYG News that he is in discussions with county commissioners regarding the burn ban.

According to KBYG, it appears the county will be allowing the burn ban to expire on Oct. 31.

Sullivan told KBYG that while the fuel levels remain very high in the area, allowing the burn ban to expire will offer rural property owners to an opportunity to remove or burn off more brush and debris.

We're told the county will continue to monitor and revisit the burn ban issue in the coming weeks.

Property owners who wish to conduct a controlled burn ban do need to notify the county of their plans ahead of time.

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