Wichita County Under Burn Ban

Published 07/12 2012 11:39AM

Updated 07/13 2012 03:08AM

Wichita County is the newest county to add its name to a growing list of counties with burn bans.

The threat of wildfires due to drought and other weather- related conditions prompted the Wichita County Rural Fire Association to ask county commissioners for that burn ban.

They turned in the request for the ban last night.

Judge Woody Gossom signed off on that request this morning.

The burn ban can be enacted on the judge's own order for seven days, so the issue will be put on the commissioners court agenda Monday so they can determine whether they want to extend the ban.

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