By Roxanne McKnight
Despite heavy and widespread rain in Limestone County over the weekend, the commissioners court agreed Monday to keep the county burn ban in place for now.
County Judge Daniel Burkeen told the court at its Oct. 26 meeting that he had been getting telephone calls since Saturday from residents wanting to know if the burn ban had been canceled.
“We have a recommendation that because of the excessive dead vegetation that provides fuel for fires, which is still there, has not gone away – all that tends to happen in these situations is the fire trucks get stuck trying to get to it – that we keep the burn ban on,” Burkeen told the court.
Recommendations on the burn ban come from Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton.
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