Burn ban lifted in Houston County
Houston County Courier
Houston County Judge Erin Ford lifted the county's burn ban Tuesday, Sept. 24 during the Commissioners Court meeting. Houston County Fire Marshal David Lamb reported the drought index was 497 that morning, and that it had steadily been climbing since last weekend's rainfall. The official amount of rainfall recorded during the past week was 3.14 inches in the county. Lamb and the commissioners reported several phone calls from residents wanting to burn garbage. All urged residents to use extreme caution if they burn. If necessary, Ford has the authority to reinstate the burn ban without calling another meeting of the commissioners court.