County burn ban looms as region dries up

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

The days of Limestone County residents having no burn ban may soon be ending according to Limestone County court, which met Monday, June 10. The commissioners also got a hint of changes coming to the Fairgrounds that could see more stalls added to accommodate larger numbers of people who lease the facility for their events.
Commissioners took no action on the burn ban at the meeting but noted that dry conditions may change that in the near future.
“We’re still below the drought level index, but we’re starting to see some fires,” said County Judge Daniel Burkeen. “It’s supposed to be in the upper 90s this week, and it looks like we’re just not going to get any significant rain.”
Burkeen said by next meeting – which is set for this coming Monday, June 24 – “probably expect that if something doesn’t change it’s going to get kind of critical.”

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