Lamar County stays beneath a seven-day burn ban issued Friday by County Decide Brandon Bell with the ban anticipated to be prolonged when Commissioners’ Courtroom meets in particular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the Lamar County Courthouse, 119. N. Essential St.
The ban is the primary issued for the county since January 2018, in accordance with newspaper information. Lamar County now joins surrounding counties, Delta, Fannin and Crimson River with burn bans.
“Scorching and dry circumstances throughout Lamar County will create excessive wildfire potential by way of the subsequent few weeks,” Bell mentioned in an agenda announcement for the Tuesday particular assembly. “Continued triple digit temperatures and dry circumstances will cut back the moisture in vegetation throughout the panorama, growing the chance for wildfire ignitions to happen.”
The ban doesn’t prohibit out of doors burning associated to public well being and security equivalent to firefighter coaching; public utility, pure gasoline pipeline, or mining operations; planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or burns which might be performed by a prescribed burn supervisor licensed beneath Pure Assets Code.
Violators of the ban, which is a Class C misdemeanor, are topic to a positive of to not exceed $500.
In line with newspaper information, the final measurable rainfall at Cox Discipline was 0.11 inches on July 3. leaving the world greater than three inches behind a 12 months in the past. Rainfall up to now stands at 19.90 inches, in comparison with 23.06 inches final 12 months. On July 3, 0.11 of an inch fell, and earlier than that one other 0.11 of an inch fell June 23 after a stretch of 12 days with no recorded rainfall on the official location. From June 2 to June 10, 1.28 whole inches of rain fell, in quantities of 0.84, 0.70, 1.19, 0.02 and 0.37.