Comal County Rescinds Burn Ban

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Image courtesy of Comal County.

Update: The burn ban goes back into effect at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Comal County lifted its burn ban today.

Thanks to soaking rains over the last several days, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) fell to 477 points, well below the 500 mark that by state law triggers a burn ban.

Campfires, burn barrels, fire pits (rings) and other open flames are now allowed.

County Commissioners issued the burn ban in early July.

From the Texas Weather Connection:

KBDI is an index used to determine forest fire potential. The drought index is based on a daily water balance, where a drought factor is balanced with precipitation and soil moisture.

The drought index ranges from 0 to 800, where a drought index of 0 represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions.

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