Responding to the wishes of all but one of the county’s fire chiefs, Grimes County Commissioners recently placed the county under its first burn ban in nearly two years.
County Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly told the court that the combination of this year’s massive rains and return of the summer heat has ripened conditions for brush and grass fires.
Lilly also reported fires have already started cropping-up in and around the County of Grimes arguing the burn-ban would both be prudent, and aid in the relief of the county’s emergency crews.
The only thing that would make it worse, he added would be increased winds, which thankfully have not been a problem so far this year.
The burning ban will continue in the county of grimes for the next 90 days, during which the court will routinely reconsider the matter at the end of each court session so that it can easily be removed, should conditions change.