Even as splashes of rain continue to bless parts of the area, Grimes County is asking folks too please refrain from burning anything just yet.
Commissioner’s gathered in a special meeting on Monday afternoon, with the burn ban being one of the agenda items. Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly spoke, and said after talking with the fire chiefs of the county, he recommends no change.
“Six of the chiefs said they were opposed to lifting it, with two others somewhat on the fence. The reasoning is that, even with some of the rain, and some significant amounts, it has not made a significant difference in the county wide fire threat,” said Lilly. “I have noticed the drought index has shown some improvement…but, at this time, I recommend not lifting the burn ban.”
The Commissioner’s are set to review the ban once again on September 7th. Lilly says the rains in he forecast this week could lead to it being lifted then.
But again, a reminder, a burn ban remains in effect for Grimes County, after Commissioner’s took on action on it today