This year has been a wonderful year has been weird rain wise.  We get a lot and then we go through a dry spell.  The temperature continues to rise above the 100 mark.  That led Potter County to issue a ‘Burn Ban.’

While in the beginning of the summer we were blessed with an abundance of rain, we have hit a stopping point.  Not only has the rain ceased, but the temperatures have risen.

Potter County was so concerned they issued a burn ban.  This means that you cannot have outdoor fires within the County lines.  The official of Potter County believe outdoor fires could cause a public safety concern, so they will not be allowed in the county for at least 90 days.

After 90 days, it is possible that the ban will be lifted before then, but as of now, outdoor fires are prohibited.

Potter County joins 89 other counties in Texas that are currently under burn ban including Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Randall, Armstrong, Parmer, Castro, and Swisher counties.

So be mindful of the burn bans in your area.  We want to make sure we always put safety first when dealing with fire whether a burn ban is in effect or not.