Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed an order terminating the outdoor burning ban prior to its 90-day expiration period. The order goes into effect at noon Sept. 4, a release said.

The burn ban was issued Aug. 25 due to circumstances that posed possible safety hazards in unincorporated areas in the county. The Williamson County fire marshal and Office of Emergency Management recommended the judge lift the burn ban as a result of improved conditions, the release noted.