The Ellis County commissioners voted to rescind the burn ban during Monday's meeting.
A discussion took place between County Fire Marshall Joe Stewart and the commissioners about issuing burn bans. Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry asked to rescind the county burn ban if the drought index is below the appropriate levels.
Steward told the commissioners the current index level is where the current ban can be dropped.
“We can revisit the ban if the index gets below the required level. When a ban is put in force, it is for 90 days unless rescinded,” Stewart said.
The vote was unanimous to rescind the current ban.