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Caution urged for outdoor burning
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GROVETON – Although Trinity County and the City of Trinity have both now lifted their bans on outdoor burning, area residents are being urged to use extreme caution. Local officials note that while rains have finally started to arrive in East Texas, the extremely dry conditions that plagued the area over the past year make burning debris dangerous. Those who plan on doing any prescribed burning or heavy burning on their property are asked to notify the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 642-1424 or the Trinity Police Department at (936) 594-2505. This will allow local fire department to be informed of the date, time and location of the burn. Trinity County commissioners voted to lift the ban, which had been in place since March 21, by a 3-2 vote on Nov. 14. Trinity Mayor Lyle Stubbs lifted the city’s ban the following afternoon after rain showers began to sweep through the area.