No burn ban issued for Smith County

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Updated: Sep. 3, 2019 at 9:57 AM CDT
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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.

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