Running list of burn bans in East Texas
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Multiple East Texas counties and municipalities are enacting burn bans in response to recent dry weather.
Van Zandt County has lifted their burn ban as of Sept. 26.
Smith County Judge Neal Franklin officially ended the county’s burn ban on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Rusk County has rescinded their burn ban as of Sept. 25, according to Rusk County Emergency Management.
Panola County has lifted its burn ban as of Monday, Sept. 25.
Cass County lifted their burn ban on Sept. 22. According to a release from the county, residents within city limits within the county must contact their city hall to determine if a burn ban is in effect in those areas.
Anderson County has lifted their burn ban as of Sept. 18. Anderson County Emergency Management Office said to continue to take precautions when burning, as some areas of the county are drier than others.
Angelina County has lifted their burn ban as of Sept. 18. As of Monday, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for Angelina County is an average of 533, down 99 points from Sunday, the county said. The county urges residents to continue to be careful with burning.
Upshur County has lifted their burn ban as of Sept. 15. A judge said it would be reinstated if conditions worsen. The ban was originally enacted on Aug. 4.
Hopkins County has enacted a 90-day burn ban as of Aug. 28.
The City of Mount Pleasant has enacted a burn ban as of Aug. 23, to remain in effect until “conditions improve significantly.”
Wood County Judge Kevin White lifted the county’s burn ban as of Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Polk County also issued a burn ban, which was extended on Aug. 22 for an additional 30 days. Polk County Emergency Management stated on July 19, “Today, County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a Local Disaster Declaration that includes an Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning for the unincorporated areas of the County due to the dry weather conditions and the threat of wildfire. The purpose of the order is the mitigation of the hazard posed by wildfires by curtailing the practice of outdoor burning.”
Morris County has enacted a 90-day burn ban as of Aug. 14.
Rains County has lifted the burn ban as of Sept. 25th.
Cass County has enacted a burn ban to last 90 days as of Aug. 9.
Harrison County Judge Chad Sims lifted the burn ban on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Gregg County has enacted a burn ban as of Aug. 8.
Marion County has lifted the burn ban as of Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The City of White Oak has enacted an indefinite burn ban as of Tuesday, Aug. 1.
The City of Lufkin has enacted a seven-day burn ban as of Wednesday, July 26. According to the city, they anticipate an extension to 60 days once seven days are over.
Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis lifted the burn ban as of Thursday, Sept. 28.
Houston County Judge Jim Lovell has enacted a county-wide burn ban effective immediately. As of Wednesday morning, all of Houston County, including the City of Crockett, is under a burn ban until further notice.
Jasper County issued a burn ban on July 21 as part of a Declaration of Disaster and Order Restricting Outdoor Burning. It will remain in effect for seven days unless rescinded or renewed.
Nacogdoches County has lifted its burn ban as of Monday, Sept. 25.
Newton County burn ban is in effect according to a declaration issued by County Judge Ronald Cochran. This order will be in place for seven days unless it’s extended.
Sabine County Commissioners Court has enacted a 90-day burn ban as of Monday, July 24.
San Augustine enacted a burn ban effective July 25. As of Aug. 1, the ban was declared indefinite.
Shelby County declared a burn ban at 11 a.m. July 22, effective immediately.
Trinity County Commissioners Court has enacted a burn ban as of Tuesday, July 25.
Tyler County Judge Milton Powers has enacted a burn ban effective immediately.
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