Due to the recent rains, the burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Ellis County has been lifted.

The community is encouraged to use their best judgment when conducting a controlled burn. Residents must call the communications center at (785) 625-1011 to report the controlled burn, gain permission and confirm conditions are appropriate to be able to burn.

If a controlled burn gets out of control, call 911 immediately so the Ellis County Fire Department can respond as soon as possible.