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Lancaster County lifts burn ban

Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

The Lancaster County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday morning to rescind the countywide burn ban. The ban is lifted as of 10:30 a.m. this morning.

The commissioners cited recent rains and the forecast of additional rain in coming days. The county’s Emergency Management Agency recommended the ban be lifted based on assessments and recommendations from the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association and the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources.

The 30-day burn ban took effect June 9, following several rainless weeks. Commissioners said at the time that they were open to lifting the ban ahead of schedule if conditions warranted.

Municipalities have the authority to issue their own burn bans if local conditions make it advisable.