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Burn ban ordered for Harrison County

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HARRISON CO., TX (KSLA) -

Harrison County has issued a burn ban due to the lack of significant rainfall.

The order, signed by Harrison County District Judge Hugh Taylor, prohibits burning in unincorporated areas of the county, except as provided in state law, or for outdoor cooking in enclosed pits or grills.

Burn bans can be ordered when the Commissioners Court finds that circumstances are present in all or part of the unincorporated area of the county that create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.

"We have been getting a lot of rain from July, "explains StormTracker 12 Chief Meteorologist Stephen Parr, "But we're coming off of 2 years of drought, so we started behind and we're still behind for the year overall. We've been getting showers just about every day, but they haven't been heavy soakers."

It's the only burn ban currently in effect in the ArkLaTex, but StormTracker Steve says we could get more popping up if we don't get enough rain falling down.

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