Bee County enacts burn ban
Jan 27, 2014 | 255 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Bee County commissioners voted 3-0 Monday afternoon to reinstate a 90-day burn ban.

The action was taken after a brief presentation from Bee County Emergency Operations Coordinator Robert Bridge, who said a renewed ban was being requested by every one of the fire chiefs in Bee County.

Bridge said the request was being made in the wake of several dry, cold fronts that had brought freezing weather to the county.

Although some property owners in the county reported having little grass or brush that could burn, Bridge pointed out just before the 3 p.m. emergency meeting that many parts of the county have plenty of tall grass and dry brush.

Bridge said three brush fires were reported over the weekend of Jan. 24-27.

Another large brush fire was reported on County Road 628 near Papalote in south Bee County at noon Monday.

The order became effective immediately upon its passage on Jan. 27 and will remain in effect until April 27.
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