Waco, Tx (FOX44) – McLennan County Judge Scott Felton and Bell County Judge David Blackburn have announced they lifted the county wide burn bans following the past day’s rains.

In a message addressed to Citizens of McLennan County, Media, Law Enforcement and Fire Departments the message read:

“Effective immediately, the McLennan County Judge, as authorized by the McLennan County Commissioners Court, has lifted the “Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning” in McLennan County due to the substantial rainfall received throughout McLennan County. Although the “Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning” has been lifted, citizens are urged to use extreme caution when engaging in any outdoor burning activities. “

Bell County says that while the Burn Ban is lifted, residents are still required to report burns through the Burn Ban phone line (254) 933-5555. This practice not only informs individuals of Texas laws around burning, but it also ensures that area fire department personnel are not mistakenly deployed to planned burns.