Grayson Co. Commissioners enact burn ban

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS -- Grayson County is now under a burn ban.

This morning Commissioners approved a county-wide burn ban.

Assistant County Fire Marshal David Gallagher says the decision was made mostly because of the dry, hot weather we're experiencing, but also as a precautionary measure after last summer's grass fires.

He says commissioners decided last year that if the drought index hit over 600, they'd declare a burn ban.

Gallagher says that today, our drought index hit 624.

Gallagher says while the ban's in place, you'll need to avoid starting fires at campgrounds and other outdoor locations.

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