Howard County under open-fire burn ban

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

No open fires in Howard County.

County Commissioners passed a 90-day burn ban effective immediately.

Citing heavy rains earlier in the year and dry conditions, Commissioners acted on the recommendation of Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, who says it's not a matter of if a big grass fire will happen but when.

The ban will be in effect for 90 days, but Commissioners have the option of extending it if need be.