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Polk Co. lifts burn ban

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LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

On Wednesday, Polk County commissioners issued an order that lifted his county's burn ban.

The county-wide burn ban was implemented on Aug. 11. The commissioners held an emergency session Wednesday to lift the burn ban. According to the order, the commissioners "determined that rainfall occurring over the last 48 hours represents a reasonably unforeseen situation effecting the need for a county-wide burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Polk County."

However, Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy and the commissioners are still urging people to proceed with caution before doing any out door burning because the conditions currently present in the county may change quickly, and individuals who burn outdoors are "responsible and liable for any damage resulting from such burning."

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