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Young County Commissioners Vote To Renew Burn Ban

Young County commissioners voted to renew their 90 day burn ban, keeping the ban in place days before it was scheduled to end on its own.

Commissioners met this week to discuss the Sunday expiration of their burn order, a split panel voted to enter the burn ban Monday.

John Hawkins and Matt Pruitt voted to extend the ban while County Judge John C. Bullock and Commissioner Stacy Rogers voted no.

"We're still in a drought condition, and they're still having a tremendous number of fires," Wiley said. "We might want to enter into a new one."

"I'd agree," Hawkins said. "There's still a lot of fuel out there, and it's still dry."

But Bullock said entering another ban was not needed.

"I don't want to do that," he said. "I'd be on the side of letting it end on its own terms. If conditions worsen, we can establish another burn ban. I know there's lots of people out there who have things they want to clean up."

Without action by commissioners, the original ban was scheduled to end Saturday. Wiley said letting the ban end was too dangerous.

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