Lubbock County burn ban ends

Lubbock County burn ban ends

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock County leaders allowed the county's burn ban to expire Friday morning. 

The County's emergency manager explained these reasons to end the ban:
1.        We are no longer having Critical / Extreme Fire Threat Days, which we were having at the time the Burn Ban was Established.
 
2.    We remain in Stage 2 Drought Conditions which have not elevated.
 
3.      The Lubbock County Volunteer Fire Departments along with Lubbock County Road and Bridge  Department are in a heightened posture for rapid response to any fire in Lubbock County with overwhelming resources.
 
4.      Expiration of Governor Abbott's Disaster Declaration of April 19, 2018 in Response to Drought
Conditions Across Texas.


If you are burning anything outside you still need to follow TCEQ burn rules:
 https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/pubs/rg/rg-049.pdf
 
If you will be conducting an outdoor burn, you will need to notify the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 806 775-1600 prior to the burn.
 
Should Drought Conditions or Fire Weather Condition worsen, the Commissioner's Court may choose to re-establish a burn ban.

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