Burnet, Llano counties lift burn bans after recent rains

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — The recent rains gave the area enough moisture to allow county officials to lift burn bans.

Burnet and Llano county officials announced Sept. 23 that they were suspending burn bans for their respective counties. But before doing any outdoor burning, officials asked that people contact their sheriff’s office so fire departments aren’t dispatched.

Residents of cities and municipalities should contact their city hall or fire department to learn the steps to conduct any outdoor burning.

The late week rainfall Sept. 20 provided some relief from the extended dry spell, but authorities said it was not near enough to be a drought buster.

Some areas recorded several inches of rain. According to Lower Colorado River Authority data, Marble Falls received 2.49 inches of rain while Llano enjoyed 2.32 inches. The Spicewood area received three inches.

LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose doesn’t see any more rain through Sept. 27 with temperatures returning to the low and mid 90s. But a cold front moving through the area late Sept. 28 could bring a slight chance for rain.

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