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County lifts rural burn ban as of Nov. 5

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Collin County officials announced Tuesday that August's ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas has been lifted.

During Commissioners Court on Monday, court members voted unanimously to grant the county's Fire Marshal the authority to lift court-ordered burn bans when he deems dangerous fire conditions no longer exist.

The county initiated a 90-day outdoor burn ban on Aug. 26. Fire Marshal Jason Browning ended the restriction as of Nov. 5.

"In accordance with Texas Local Government Code section 352.081(e)(2), the Collin County Commissioners Court hereby designates the Collin County Fire Marshal for the purpose of determining when the circumstances warranting the prohibition of outdoor burning no longer exist," Monday's court order reads.