Breckenridge Texan

Fire chief reinstates fire ban due to forecast for high winds

December 12
12:30 2018

The weather forecast for high winds has prompted Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney to reinstate the County-wide burn ban.

“No burning will be allowed, period,” Chaney wrote on the fire department’s Facebook page Tuesday night.

According to the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office, a winter storm watch is in effect for several area counties, including Stephens County. The storm is expected to bring rain and snow, as well as high winds.

“Get ready for the strongest (non-storms) winds to the region in years,” the NWS-Fort Worth office posted on Facebook. “They will occur between midday Thursday midday Friday. This will create difficult driving conditions especially for high-profile vehicles, and could lead to downed tree branches and power outages.”

Breckenridge and most of Stephens County are in the zone expected to have winds in excess of 45 miles per hour.

Image courtesy of the Breckenridge Fire Department

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support The Breckenridge Texan


Title of the document Sign up for our
Click Here
Verified by MonsterInsights