Chenoa Fire Chief Troy Aldrich issued a burn ban in the city and rural districts his department covers until further notice due to the recent drought conditions.
“Ourselves and neighboring departments are going out sometimes multiple times a day,” Aldrich told the Chenoa City Council Tuesday evening.
Since the city got water back, the fire department has been making an effort to keep the football field in good enough condition to still have the Fourth of July fireworks.
“I’m still good with that,” said Aldrich.
While Aldrich is not telling residents they can’t shoot fireworks off, he is asking them to not shoot them this year for safety reasons.
“Pray for rain, but until further notice we’ve got to shut it down,” noted Aldrich.