Nueces County Commissioners have lifted a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Nueces County, which was adopted last month during a period of dry weather for the area.

Tyner Little, with the county's office of governmental affairs, said due to recent rains, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index has fallen to a mean of 331 units, indicating that drought conditions no longer exist in Nueces County. Therefore, the public is being advised that the order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County is no longer in effect.

County Commissioners Court had adopted an order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County on Nov. 18 due to severe drought conditions.

State law provides that such order is valid for 90 days or until drought conditions no longer exist.