The Washington County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Thursday to lift a burn ban.
Rural residents may begin controlled burns starting at 6 a.m. on Friday January 2, 2009.
County Judge Dorothy Morgan stressed to those in attendance that the court could reinstate the ban if Washington County residents didn’t use safe practices when burning large piles, or if weather conditions unfavorably changed.
The Washington County Constable’s office asked residents that will be burning to contact the local emergency dispatchers before lighting any piles, in order to prevent false fire calls from passersby that may see the fire from a distance.
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