Monday, Palo Pinto County commissioners re-instated a 90-day burn ban.
This followed a lifting of the ban late last week by Palo Pinto County Judge David Nicklas after weather forecasters predicted rain that never occurred.
Weather conditions led to the National Weather Service issuing increased fire weather concerns for Monday and Tuesday. That coupled with a large fire in Stephens County over the weekend and low water supplies prompted Palo Pinto County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell to urge the ban.
“Most of the (fire) departments basically asked me to put it 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.