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Burn ban issued for Jim Wells County

Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 20:36:03-05

ALICE, Texas — Jim Wells County Commissioners approved and enacted a county-wide burn ban in Jim Wells County on Monday.

The ban is effective immediately, will last for 90 days and will be monitored closely each day moving forward.

A lack of any meaningful rainfall has pushed the county into a (D1) Moderate Drought according to the US Drought Monitor. The county has cross past the 500 KBDI threshold where the Texas A&M Forest Service officially recognizes drought conditions in the county.

KBDI is an index used to determine fire potential by the A&M Forest Service.

Conditions are very dry. Jim Wells officials urge all to be mindful because all city and volunteer fire departments have been busy with large fires and risking their lives to keep people and property in our county safe.