Lubbock burn ban delayed as county hopes for rain - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock burn ban delayed as county hopes for rain

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas A&M Forest Service says Lubbock County is one of three counties in the KCBD viewing area that is not currently under a burn ban.

Lubbock County, along with Hale County and Motley County, are all surrounded by counties under an active burn ban.

Clinton Thetford, Emergency Management Coordinator for Lubbock County, says the status of the county is evaluated daily, but the hope for rain has delayed implementation of the ban.

"This is traditionally one of our wettest months of the year," Thetford said, "So that's why we've waited to see if we will get some rain this month and not have to put the burn ban in for a while."

He says he is working closely with County Commissioners to determine when the ban will take effect.

Thetford says his staff and the County Commissioners have been holding out for the same thing many others on the South Plains are praying for.

"We've all just been hoping for some rain," Thetford said.

If the county fails to see significant rainfall, Lubbock would join 83 other Texas counties that are currently under a burn ban.

This would prohibit controlled burns in any part of Lubbock County as well as the use of fireworks.

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-22 07:11:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-11-23 02:12:22 GMT

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

  • Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

    Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 3:12 AM EST2017-11-22 08:12:08 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:05 PM EST2017-11-23 02:05:07 GMT

    Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

    Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

  • Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

    Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-11-22 23:02:17 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-11-23 02:04:56 GMT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers.

Powered by Frankly