No actual fires were reported to volunteer fire departments over the past seven days but that doesn't mean volunteers weren't busy. The following calls were dispatched from the Rockdale Police Department:

• 6:41 a.m. Thursday, cable television line down at Scarbrough and West Bell, Rockdale VFD volunteers responded.

• 10:34 p.m. Thursday, Gause VFD volunteers responded for traffic control two miles east of Gause on US 79 for an 18-wheel rig that became stuck in roadside mud after attempting to make a U-turn across the highway. Until the scene was cleared only the northbound shoulder was open to traffic.

• 11:56 p.m. Saturday, Rockdale VFD located a vehicle that an off FM 487 into a roadside ditch near the Praesel Addition.

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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.

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