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Burn Ban ordered Monday; grassfires burn 200 acres over weekend

Posted: January 20, 2014 - 3:38pm

A burn ban is in effect as of 3:20 Monday afternoon.

County Judge Allen Dodson said he ordered the burn ban because of low-humidity, seasonally dry vegetation and periodic high winds.

Over the weekend when more than a dozen grassfires burned 200 acres, and at one point on Saturday volunteer and professional firemen in the county were dealing with four grassfires at once.

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