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Comal County’s Burn Ban Lifted — for Now

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Comal County’s Burn Ban Lifted — for Now

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The burn ban for unincorporated Comal County was lifted at 10:20 a.m. today, Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde posted on social media.

Outdoor burning is now allowed after widespread rain and snow on Sunday brought much-needed moisture to the soil.

“Our KBDI (Keetch Byram Drought Index) for today is 469,” Klabunde said. “The burn ban goes on when it reaches 500. It has been going up approximately one to two points a day. The burn ban might not be off for long, so please be safe.

“…remember your are responsible for any fire you light,” he said. “The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) burn rules must be followed and please make sure all fires are completely extinguished before you leave them.”

The KBDI measures drought conditions and is commonly used for the purpose of predicting the likelihood and severity of wildfire.

 

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