Somervell County Judge Mike Ford, under a recommendation by Fire Marshal Dewayne Griffin, has lifted the burn ban.

The ban was lifted Wednesday morning following significant rainfall across the county.

The lifting of the ban is not temporary, according to Griffin, who said if needed, he would ask commissioners to reinstate the ban at a later date.

Residents are still asked to call the sheriff's office at (254) 897-2242 prior to igniting controlled burns.