County bans fireworks due to threat of wildfires | News

Updated on Friday, July 1 at 1 p.m.

Immediately effective, Navaro County Judge HM Davenport declared a major wildfire in the county, prohibiting the sale of prohibited fireworks and the use of all fireworks, except for commercial displays.

Corsican Parks Director Charla Allen said the city’s Freedom Festival will continue on Monday, July 4, as planned.

The National Drought Reduction Center, which monitors drought conditions across the United States, declared 61 percent of Navaro County a severe drought since June 28, according to the report.

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index, used by the Texas A & M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M Forest Service, is used to determine fire capacity, and the current KDBI for Navaro County has a value of 610 as of July 1, a maximum of 660.

This order prohibits burning outside the home.

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