Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county Aug. 24.

“Due to the recent rains and higher humidity levels, I am lifting the burn ban; however, if the weather continues to be warm and dry, the burn ban could be implemented again as early as next week, so please burn while conditions are favorable,” he said.

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a countywide burn ban June 21 to protect against severe drought conditions, above average heat and high winds that created dangerous wildfire conditions at the time.

With the ban lifted, the county requests that outdoor burn activity follow Texas Administrative Code and controlled burns proceed with permission from the local fire department. Some fire departments require a burn permit.

Controlled burns can be reported to Williamson County Communications at 512-864-8282.