TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several burn bans have been issued across East Texas as drought-like conditions remain in the area.
The following counties have burn bans:
- Anderson County (canceled as of Oct. 28)
- Angelina County
- Cherokee County (canceled as of Oct. 28)
- Houston County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
- Marion County
- Nacogdoches County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
- Panola County (until Oct. 10, unless extended)
- Polk County (canceled as of Nov. 1)
- Rusk County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
- Sabine County
- Trinity County (Ban lifted for all unincorporated areas as of 10/29)
Fire officials said people should avoid outdoor burning and activities that can create sparks or flames. Residents should also alert firefighters of any wildfires.
A violation of a burn ban is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.