Burn ban lifted until February 1

Milam Count y Judge Dave Barkemeyer has lifted the county’s rural outdoor burning ban until sundown, Feb. 1.

Rainfall since Jan. 1 has been 3.45 inches officially in Rockdale with greater totals reported throughout the county.

Outdoor burning is always illegal inside the city limits of Rockdale.

Outdoor trash burning in a screened pit or barrel is still allowed, provided the fire is supervised.

There are also exemptions for agriculture, fire department training and barbecuing.

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