MONTGOMERY COUNTY -

The outdoor burning ban of limbs and brush in Montgomery County has been lifted.

Authorities made the announcement Monday and credited improving conditions and recent rainfall.

Officials said while Montgomery County remains in a long-term drought, recent rains have lessened the fire danger. 

The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office said the ban on burning garbage or rubbish remains in effect year round and cannot be lifted. Burning of rubbish or garbage in subdivisions or on less than five acres is a misdemeanor with a fine up to $500.   

Authorities said it is important to remember that a continued lack of rainfall and dead vegetation from our summer drought will be cause for concern in the coming weeks and months. 

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