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Recent Rains Won’t Lift County’s Burn Ban

The burn ban remains in effect despite recent scattered showers. Avoid fires and open flames or expect a possible visit from this truck.

Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde reminds residents that recent scattered showers do not herald the end of the county’s burn ban.

With today’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index at 732 — 232 points above the county judge’s threshold for issuing a burn ban — it would take another four to six inches of rain, countywide, to lift the burn ban.

“Please do not burn right now,” Klabunde posted on Facebook today. “We understand that some areas have had a little rain, but the burn ban is still on at this time… We are currently in a severe dry spell and the little bit of scattered showers we are having is not helping the situation.”

Every 100 points on the KBDI is roughly equivalent to an inch of dry soil length.

The public is advised to avoid fires and open flames. To learn more, click here.

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