Commissioners lift fire ban

Thomas Garcia

After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners.

Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains.

“There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. “We are in a lot better condition then what we were in two weeks ago when the ban was extended.”

Several area farmers have contact the commissioners wanting to hold controlled burns to prepare fields for planting.

“I think it is OK to lift the burn ban,” said Franklin McCasland, commission chair. “I do not think we will have any problems if farmers