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County burn ban extended two weeks

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 24, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

ATHENS — Don’t strike that match, there’s still a burn ban in Henderson County.

Henderson County Commissioners’ Court extended the current burn ban another 14 days Tuesday morning. The move came at the recommendation of Fire Marshal Darrell Furrh, who said the county’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index average score is 613, despite recent rains.

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Comments (3)

  1. jaebo said on 25-08-2012

    My area is wet and the trees look good! theres no sense in this!

    • Robert said on 01-09-2012

      Nobody likes a burn ban, however the alternative is a lot worse. If your fire gets out of control, and I realize that you are very responsible and would never let that happen, practically everone says that, however a couple thousand acres and a bunch of houses are really not worth the risk.

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