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BURNET — Officials hope a three-day ban on selling or using fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the county will be extended by Gov. Rick Perry until some rain falls.

Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger on June 14 declared the ban, which stays in effect until 10:45 p.m. June 16.

She said the drought and a threat to lives and property from a large wildfire prompted the prohibition on the sale and use of all fireworks out in the county.

The ban does not apply to cities such as Marble Falls, where a large fireworks display is planned for the July Fourth holiday.

State law says county officials can impose the ban no longer than 60 hours. However, the governor has the power to extend the ban.