The County of Grimes is officially under a Burning Ban as of last Tuesday’s Commissioners Court Session.
Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly told the Court three other counties in the Brazos Valley have already instituted bans, and our volunteer fire departments have been watching the fire threat grow.
And it looks like the effects of this year’s heavy rains have come back to bite us, Lilly explained, as the subsequent plant growth is starting to turn into fuel for the fires.
Prior to the unanimous vote, Precinct 2’s David Dobiansky reasoned this is why the Court always has a burn ban on the agenda; because the weather can change quickly.
The ban in effect at least for the next 90 days, and most probably longer, given this summer’s heat and lack of rain so far. But the Commissioners do reconsider it at every regular meeting, so should the status chance for any reason, you’ll hear about it on Navasota News.