By Glenn Rea
DeWitt County is now under a burn ban. It became effective today (Wednesday) and will continue for 90 days.
Commissioners court agreed to the burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county at their Monday meeting.
A drought and heat conditions report given by county judge Daryl Fowler indicated a majority of the county is in danger of brush fires.
All outdoor burning is prohibited except in screen-covered containers.
Fowler or the court can lift the burn ban as weather conditions improve.
At the recommendation of County Extension Agent Denise Goebel (Family and Consumer Sciences), the county will celebrate ‘Family Mealtime’ throughout the month of September.