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Burn ban lifted in Ellis County


The burn ban in Ellis County has been lifted as of Friday morning, according to Ellis County Rural Fire Chief Dick Klaus.

The Ellis County Commission will review conditions in the county in seven days.

In the meantime, anyone wishing to burn must call (785) 625-1011 to receive approval. Burning only will be allowed when winds are less than 15 mph and between sunup and sundown. Fires must be extinguished by sunset.

Violators could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, with fines not to exceed $1,000.