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Burn Ban Lifted

Burn BanThe countywide burn ban for Russell County has been lifted.

Russell County Commissioners voted to lift the ban at their meeting Monday. Commissioner Alan Kuntzsch says the change in the seasons has brought some cooler weather and much needed moisture.

"We had calls from the fire chiefs throughout the county, and they were all in support of lifting the burn ban at this time and thought that things had greened up a little bit," Kuntzsch said. "The weather's cooler and it would be a good time that if you've got anything, get it burned before we get our first frost and things start dying out."

Drier than normal conditions still exist however, so do still use caution when burning fields, trash or anything else within the county borders.

Also addressed at Monday's Commission meeting were updates on the fire radio upgrade involving the Lucas Fire Department, road and bridge projects, and department updates from Janae Talbott of Russell County Eco Devo and CVB and County Appraiser and future Public Administrator Kenton Lyon.

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