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Lubbock County judge lifts burn ban

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Provided by Lubbock County EMC

Pursuant to the authority granted by the Lubbock County Commissioners Court according to Texas Government Code Chapter 352, Subchapter D, Section 352.08l(e), Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has determined that as of May 14, 2012, circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of Lubbock County no longer create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning. Consequently, the county burn ban issued by the Lubbock County Commissioners Court on April 9, 2012 is now lifted.

People in Lubbock County are still responsible for obeying all other applicable laws or restrictions relating to outdoor burning in the county, such as all Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations and all City of Lubbock burn bans and firework bans. A person could face civil and criminal liability if that person starts, or is in any way responsible for, a fire which subsequently causes damage, injury, or death.

Lubbock County residents are advised to use common sense and to take precautions when burning any material outdoors to ensure the safety of people and property in the community. Residents are advised to:

- Be aware of wind and weather conditions, e. g. Red Flag Warnings

- Have a fire extinguisher or water source immediately available

- Have immediate access to a phone to call for help if necessary

- Notify the sheriff's office and local fire department of any controlled bums

- Closely monitor fires at all times

- Completely extinguish all fires when the fire is no longer needed

- Extinguish fires before dark

Lubbock County residents are also advised that dumpsters will remain available at the county bans for Precincts #2, #3, and #4 until May 31".

I This Declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance, ORDERED THIS 14th DAY OF MAY, 2012.

For more information, please contact the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management at 806-775-1911

Clinton Thetford

Emergency Management Coordinator

Lubbock County

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