Burn ban is lifted, but don't forget the rules - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Burn ban is lifted, but don't forget the rules

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Last week, Lubbock County Commissioners lifted the burn ban, but county officials want to make sure residents still understand the rules.

They are urging residents to follow burn ban rules set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Under those rules, you can not burn items such as shingles, tires or copper wire, but you can burn household trash, tree limbs and grass.

Clinton Thetford is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Lubbock County. He's says the most important thing people need to use is common sense.

"Never leave the fire unattended. Make sure you're there monitoring it. Make sure you have a way to call 911 very quickly. Have a cell phone with you in case it gets out of hand," Thetford said.

Thetford says any time you are planning on having a controlled burn, you still need to notify the Lubbock County Sheriffs Office. That number is 775-1600.

You can find a complete list of burning rules from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality here.

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