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Burn ban lifted after rain

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The county-wide burn ban in place since late July was lifted last week, a few days before it was scheduled to either expire or be extended. The burn ban, first ordered on July 24, was originally set to expire on September 14 at that morning’s regular meeting of the Bastrop County Commissioners Court. On August 24, the court had voted to extend the burn ban until that time, unless conditions allowed for it to be rescinded early based on the advice of fire chiefs and the Office of Emergency Management. While delivering an update at the regular commissioners’ court meeting on Monday,

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