Burn ban put into effect as of Tuesday morning in Tom Green County

News

As of Tuesday morning, a burn ban has been put back into effect by Tom Green County Commissioners. 
National Weather Service recommends locals avoid any outside fires.


“When you are in a burn ban, obviously, no outside burning is allowed- you don’t want to have a campfire that’s not being monitored. Also if you’re cooking outside, you don’t want to leave that all by Itself,” Guerrero says


This month Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued a state disaster declaration for over 70 Texas counties, not including the Concho Valley.

Hector Guerrero/National Weather Service 
“Those are well off to the north, we’re talking, Haskell County, which is way up there, well North of Abilene, nothing close by. Fortunately, the drought status here in San Angelo is ranging from abnormally dry, to moderate drought,” Guerrero says

While conditions are dry in the Concho Valley, other counties are in worse conditions. 
Ozona Fire Chief Brian Morrow, says the rapid winds during the wildfire in Crockett county made it difficult for his men to keep up
The wildfire is now 100 percent contained as of Monday at noon after expanding up to 4,123 acres. Fortunately, no livestock was lost. Firefighters used about 30,000 gallons to put the wildfire out completely. Big Lake, Barnhart, Iraan, Mertzon, and Sheffield stations responded to the call. 

“It’s easy to light things and forget about it. Don’t even throw cigarette butts out of the window right now, things are dry,” Guerrero says

Guerrero says future forecasts indicate more rain during the months of May and June. 



More Stories for you

• UPDATE: Former First Lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
HOUSTON (KXAN) -UPDATE 7:43 PM:From President George W. Bush:DALLAS, TEXAS — “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. L…

• San Angelo man found dead in local hotel
At approximately 12:40 p.m. this afternoon San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a room at…

• Angelo State undergraduate research symposium to be held
More than 90 Angelo State University undergraduate students will present the results of their academic research and…

• San Angelo mayor named Small Business Champion
Mayor Brenda Gunter has been chosen the winner of the 2018 Small Business Champion of the Year Award by the U.S. Small…

• Delacruz Trial Update: April 17, 2018.

• El Pasoans on Southwest Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing
At least five El Pasoans were on board a Southwest Airlines passenger jet that lost an engine and made an emergency…

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.