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From Enterprise Staff

The Polk County Commissioners Court lifted the burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county Tuesday following an emergency session.

The Polk County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reviewed current conditions with the Texas Forest Service and both offices agreed that ending the burn ban is appropriate at this time. During the emergency session, the Court approved an order rescinding the prohibition of outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.

However, both the Court and the OEM urge everyone to use caution in proceeding with outdoor burning, being mindful that conditions may change quickly and that individuals burning outdoors are responsible and liable for any fire damage resulting from such burning.

Additionally, the OEM suggests that anyone contemplating the outdoor burning of a sizeable amount of debris first contact the volunteer fire department in their area to receive the department’s recommendation and assistance.

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