Effective immediately, a burn ban has been issued for Brazos County.
County Judge Randy Sims ordered the ban on outdoor burning which will remain in effect for seven days or until weather conditions change.
Other counties in the surrounding area have also been issued red flag warnings this week. Red flag warnings indicate that due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures, the conditions for a fire to occur rise.
Recent rain fall could hinder the ability of the fire departments to get any fire apparatus off road to fight any grass or brush fires.
The ban was implemented based on the recommendations from rural fire officials, the Texas Forest Service, and the National Weather Service.
For more information, contact the Brazos County Office of Emergency Management at 361-4141.
Residents can monitor the status through the county website or the Brazos County Firefighters website, both linked below this story.