The burn ban in Grimes County has officially been lifted.
At Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court, county officials discussed the low humidity, and recent rains. County Judge Joe Fauth said his office has received numerous calls about lifting the ban, but has been hesitant to do so.
Shiro VFD Chief Dan Sharron said that, while he would not mind keeping the ban in place another week, he understands there is plenty of reason to want to remove it.
“I know agriculturally, they would like a break between burn ban and the first frost that comes, because that will cause another burn ban. There are a lot of wastes that need to be disposed of, and it would definitely be in the benefit of the farmers in the area,” said Sharron.
Commissioner Chad Mallett was in favor of lifting the ban now, before the winter sets in.
“I do not know what the forecast of rain is, but if we have the opportunity to allow it now because conditions are favorable…if we wait another week or two, it could be less favorable,” said Mallett.
Grimes County Commissioners voted to remove the Burn Ban for Grimes County, which had been in place since September 22nd.