Grayson Co. to Consider Lifting Burn Ban

2-26-06 – Grayson County commissioners will consider lifting the burn ban Monday morning. County officials receive phone calls from residents, asking if the burn ban has been lifted, when it rains.

About two inches of rain fell in some parts of Grayson County over the weekend and commissioners say it’s time to discuss and reconsider the burn ban.

The issue has been on the commissioners’ agenda every week for the last two months. So far, the ban has remained in place.

The Sherman Fire Department works with the commissioners to determine if the fire danger level is high for the area. Sunday, the fire department said conditions are probably safe enough to lift the ban as long as people who plan on burning brush take necessary safety precautions.

Currently, Grayson County allows some outdoor grilling. Trash can not be burned.
Earlier this month, Fannin County decided to allow outdoor grilling as long as flames do not touch the ground. Cooke County and all Oklahoma counties are still under a burn ban. No outdoor burning is allowed.