TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Smith County commissioners did not implement a burn ban during their meeting Tuesday morning.
Humidity levels are dropping and Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks told commissioners he anticipates a burn ban will be necessary within a week.
On Friday, Upshur County became the latest East Texas county to implement a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. According to County Judge Todd Tefteller’s order, all outdoor burning is prohibited.
Violation of the Uphsur County burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.
Click here to see which East Texas counties are currently under a burn ban.