The recent rains have Cypress County fire officials breathing a big sigh of relief.

Cypress County Fire Chief Kelly Meyer says just ahead of the long weekend, the fire ban has been lifted, however a fire restriction remains in place.

Under a fire restriction, barbeque’s are permitted, as are small campfires in approved pits.

Meyer says people still need to be very careful as conditions can change quickly and it doesn’t take much to start a fire.

All other Counties in the region have fire advisories or restrictions still in place.