Johnson County Commissioners Approve Burn Ban

Johnson County is under a burn ban.

Monday, the Johnson County Commissioner's Court approved an outdoor burn ban for the county effective immediately, according to a message posted on the county's web site.

The ban includes campfires and burning trash and will be removed only with improved conditions, county officials said.

Most of North Texas hasn't received measurable rain in 33 days, as of Monday. Dry grass mixed with wind and intense sumer heat make the conditions ideal for fast-moving wildfires.

A weak cold front moving into North Texas Tuesday will bring a slight 20 percent chance of rain, according to NBC 5 meteorologists.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, burn bans are already in place in several North Texas counties inlcluding Kaufman, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Ellis and Navarro.

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