Although the burn ban was lifted by Somervell County Commissioners on Monday, Aug. 10, several fires have burned out of control, keeping the Somervell County Volunteer Fire Department on its toes over the last week.

The fire department responded to seven calls between Aug. 13-17, four of which were grass or brush fires and three structure fires.

All three structure fires occurred in the early morning hours, between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. No additional information on the fires was available at press time.

At least one of the brush fires was a controlled burn, which was not properly reported to the fire department. Residents burning brush should report it to the SCVFD prior to