Bee County now under burn ban
by Scott Reese Willey
Jun 22, 2009 | 1623 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
News Alert: Bee County commissioners voted Monday to reimpose a ban on outdoor burning for the next 90 days.

David Morgan, the emergency management coordinator for the city of Beeville and Bee County, recommended the burn ban because of the ongoing dry weather conditions.

Parts of Bee County are experiencing an exceptional drought, according to the Texas Forestry Service.

The governor has listed Bee County among those counties suffering a natural disaster because of the ongoing drought.

Morgan said county residents have been very responsible since the county enacted a similar burn ban in February. He said local fire departments are not responding to as many wildfires.

The burn ban enacted in February expired at the end of May.

Commissioners postponed imposing a new ban to allow county residents an opportunity to burn debris and brush accumulated over the past four months.

County residents may continue to burn household trash between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday as long as its done in a barrel covered by a mesh screen.

For more information, contact Morgan at (362-3271 or 542-9802) or Bee County Fire Marshal Ken Orrell (318-3904).

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