Monday, Palo Pinto County commissioners re-instated a 90-day burn ban. Weather conditions led to the National Weather Service issuing increased fire weather concerns for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, prompting Palo Pinto County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell to urge the ban. "My recommendation is, we put the ban back on," Harwell told commissioners. The order prohibits the burning of brush/tree piles when clearing land, trash, yard debris or any other activities not specified as permitted. In addition, the order prohibits the use and launching of sky lanterns and any form of aerial luminaries.


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